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I find the idea of string theory fascinating, but I'm not a student of physics, mathematics or science in general. Are there any books which effectively break down the concepts in a way that laymen like me can understand without being overly simple but also overly technical?

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    $\begingroup$ This is related, possibly a duplicate. $\endgroup$ – David Z Feb 22 '14 at 22:24
  • $\begingroup$ Also related: physics.stackexchange.com/q/29007/2451 $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Feb 22 '14 at 22:26
  • $\begingroup$ For the layman I do recommend "The elegant universe" by Brian Greene. See the discussion in the related posts. $\endgroup$ – Heterotic Feb 23 '14 at 10:36