Updated March 11, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 7 Best Physical Science Textbooks

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Conceptual Physical Science
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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. No education is complete without a solid grounding in the physical sciences — physics, chemistry, geology, and the like. The textbooks on this list offer readers various levels of instruction in the field, regardless of whether they're used in a classroom setting or as self-guided study aids to prepare for an important exam. Our selections includes editions suitable for just about any age range. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best physical science textbook on Amazon.

7. Holt Science & Technology Physical Science

6. Prentice Hall Physical Science Explorer

5. Tillery's Physical Science

4. Holt Physical Science

3. An Introduction to Physical Science

2. Physical Science: Concepts in Action

1. Conceptual Physical Science

Editor's Notes

March 07, 2019:

We strove to find a balance between textbooks that took a deep dive into the topics at hand and lighter options that offered more of a bird's-eye view. Holt Physical Science and An Introduction to Physical Science are good examples of the latter, while Tillery's Physical Science will challenge even those students who have a firm background in the subject. Our top selection, Conceptual Physical Science, can serve as a bridge between the two, as it does explore more advanced topics, but does so in a way that engages rather than intimidates.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on March 11, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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