i probably couldnt reccomend nothing.  what is a nonspecialist and nonscientist? grand design by hawkings promotes everett's many worlds. i read original everett's thesis---trivial.  he went on to work for cia. saw wheeler before he died.   dude knew his sh-t---but was pro nukes.  i disagree with hawkings.
  i googled you---castro iran.  get real.  move to the usa.
you got a phd and teached at ucb and live in oakland? ishmael reed was on radio yesterday. i hung out in oakland at punk clubs.   my fave band--the f-k ups-- beat the 'dead kennedy's' up  there. they make 4g we make 200.    'holiday in cambodia--dk's'  all on youtube.. i didnt agree about jacking people up. then i get the skinheads jacking me up.
cant find any sources?  ever been to dcps---start in kindergarten avoid the crack go to mlk library and avoid business.
maybe shut this list down.  try www.santafe.edu too. 
  had two shoootings here this month one next door so i'm stressed,
  'peace out' and...
From: Kamran Nayeri <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2012 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: Enquiry: Science reading list

Thank you Mart. I did take a look and found valuable sources.  However, I am really searching for sources for non-specialists and non-scientists. Those who really wonder what is universe, how do we know anything about it, where does it come from and where is it going and where in this grand scheme we find ourselves. Something like Stephen Hawkins books (Grand Design is almost philosophical yet accessible).  I can do a search in my library or on Amazon and find many books and articles. But I thought someone on this list may have read a few books, articles, etc. about the subject matter that could be recommended.  

Best,

Kamran 

On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM, mart <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
arxiv.org       stat mech     gr-qc   math-phys phys q-bio nonlin etc
   phil-sci pitt.edu   (philo sci archives--mostly garbage)    fom-arhcives
 
most of this may not have to do with much of the universe
 
could always add sciecncebbogs, science2.0, azimuth. scott aronson. pnp, realclimate and od course www.axiomsandchoices.blogspot.com

From: Charles Schwartz <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: Enquiry: Science reading list

"10 most useful sources for learning about the universe",  hmmmm...

On 1/11/12 5:17 PM, Kamran Nayeri wrote:
> I am building up reading lists for a number of topics.  Can anyone help me with 10 most useful sources for learning about the universe (theory and history)?  These can be books, articles, websites, etc. (sources that can be easily accesses--e.g. available on the web--are more helpful).
>
> Thank you for any suggestions.
>
> --Kamran