Herbert Butterfield, The Origins of Modern Science, Free Press, New York, 1957. An introduction to the historical background of classical physics. Does not discuss "modern" physics.

Douglas C. Giancoli, The Ideas of Physics, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1978. An introductory text, similar to this one, with somewhat different emphases and choice of topics.

Eugene Hecht, Physics in Perspective, Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., 1980. An introductory text, similar to this one, more on the anecdotal historical details and somewhat different topics.

Gerald Holton and Stephen G. Brush, Introduction to Concepts and Theories in Physical Science, 2nd ed., Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., 1973.

An introductory text with major emphasis on the historical background of physics.

Stuart G. Inglis, Physics: An Ebb and Flow of Ideas, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1970.

An introductory text, similar to this one, with good, clear development of the major ideas of physics.

Cecil J. Schneer, The Evolution of Physical Science, Grove Press, New York, 1964 (a reprint of The Search for Order, Harper & Row, New York, 1960). See comment in references for Chapter 1.

William Thompson (Lord Kelvin). (Bettmann Archive.)

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