Condensed matter pop science book

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I've read a couple (nontehnical) books on cosmology and particle physics, but there seems to be a dearth of these on condensed matter. Anyone know of one out there? Or perhaps a semi-technical book that I could understand most of with 1 year of calc. Thanks in advance
 

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Try "Why things are the way they are", by Chandrasekar (hope I've spelled his name right :) ) - yep, the astrophysics guy.

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For a semi-technical book, I recommend The Solid State by Rosenberg. In response to the previous reply, the correct spelling is "Chandrasekhar", and I'm pretty sure it's not the astrophysicist ("Chandrasekhar" is a relatively common Indian last name). Finally, for a non-technical book, The New Science of Strong Materials by Gordon and Ball looks pretty good and is readily available.
 
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I stand corrected :).

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Awesome! Thanks for the suggestions =]
 
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For a semi-technical book, I recommend The Solid State by Rosenberg. In response to the previous reply, the correct spelling is "Chandrasekhar", and I'm pretty sure it's not the astrophysicist ("Chandrasekhar" is a relatively common Indian last name). Finally, for a non-technical book, The New Science of Strong Materials by Gordon and Ball looks pretty good and is readily available.
Which one of these did you mean? https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_...lid+State+rosenberg&x=0&y=0&tag=pfamazon01-20
 
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Correction

Try "Why things are the way they are", by Chandrasekar (hope I've spelled his name right :) ) - yep, the astrophysics guy.
The author of the book you cited is Bellur Sivaramiah Chandrasekhar (b. 1928); the Nobel Laureate astrophysicist was Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910-1995).
 

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