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After some discussions with my friend about some "popular" aspects of quantum mechanics, my friend asked me whether there exist any books that could convey the basic ideas in a non-technical way (my friend is not in any technical field). I am in mathematics, so I'm not aware of any such texts in physics. Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Without question you need to read MacSchrödinger's Cat by the somewhat cryptically name Reed dé Buch.

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It wasn't until I found this bizarre book that I finally understood how it was possible to understand modern physics without equations.

It doesn't treat the reader like an idiot, yet at the same time it's filled with idiocy. You could also look at the author's blog but he hasn't written much this year.

Although, how the author turned Erwin Schrödinger into a deranged hebephrenic Scotsman beats me.

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