Need recommendation for good popular science book on QM

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If such a thing exists, what is a good popular science book for quantum mechanics?

Multiple book choices would be accepted. Not looking for text books, more something you can lend to people who don't have science degrees but who are keenly interested in the subject.

In an ideal world it would explain a history of the discipline, introduce the signficiant individuals, have a laymans description of the seminal experiments (double slit etc), summarise all the important things that comprise the discipline (entanglement, schrodinger wave equation etc) and some philisophy about the interpretations of QM and what they mean in terms of the nature of existence.
 

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Scarini - only about 130 pages long
 
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A. Rae, Quantum Physics - Illusion or Reality?
 
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"Sneaking a Look at God's Cards" by GianCarlo Ghirardi. - http://press.princeton.edu/titles/8006.html
"The New Quantum Age" by Andrew Whitaker - http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Physics/Relativity/?view=usa&sf=toc&ci=9780199589135 [Broken]
"Beyond Measure" by Jim Baggott - http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Chemistry/PhysicalChemistry/?view=usa&ci=9780198529279 [Broken]
 
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