I know that there are a lot theses being published on lives of physicists. Is there a history/non-fiction book that tracks the development of a problem chronologically? Like pieces of a puzzle.
I would like it to be mathematical and trying to get into the heads of people trying to solve that problem.
There is hardly a book covering all physics, but for particular subjects there is some. For example: Jammer: The Conceptual Development of Quantum Mechanics. Whittaker: A History of The Theories of Aether and Electricity.