Suggested Summer Reading List for APPB and Physics I/Honors
I have not read all of these so cannot verify their appropriateness for high school, but they should be good science reading.
October Sky by Homer Hickam, Jr (he has written many others including Coalwood Way)
The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz
Age New York
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Sun in a Bottle
Physics of the Impossible
The Black Hole War
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Einstein By Walter Isaacson
The Demon Under The Microscope
A Crack in the Edge of the World By Simon Winchester
Krakatoa By Simon Winchester
The Demon in the Freezer
Physics for Future Presidents - Richard Muller - tied together a lot
of good concepts with real-world applications.
Ten most beautiful experiments - George Johnson - not all physics, but
great for seeing historical discoveries and experimental design.
Short history of nearly everything - Bill Bryson - again, not all
physics, but a fun history of science with amusing anecdotes and