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I am interested in reading up on quantum theory so that I can reasonably understand the concepts of a Copenhagen vs. Bohm interpretation of quantum mechanics.

I'm interested in quantum theory in general but have absolutely no experience with it. I don't care about the math, but I do want to hear the concepts, how they were "discovered", what they explain about the universe, and why they are considered true.

What is a book or set of books that would help me go from not understanding it at all to having some kind of intuition? Let me know. Thanks!

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While it's not really a bad question, we keep a tight lid on book recommendations and this is just too close to the existing one. – David Z May 29 '12 at 17:47

An interesting book explaining the essence of quantum mechanics in a way that requires a minimal mathematical background (just knowing some linear algebra could help, but the book actually explains the necessary math) is David Albert's Quantum Mechanics and Experience. It tackles the main interpretations of quantum mechanics: the Copenhagen interpretation, the Bohmian interpretation as well as Many World and Many Minds.

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