Pop-sci books about condensed matter physics or superconductivity?

In summary, the person is looking for technical pop-sci books on condensed matter physics and/or superconductivity that are similar to the "A Very Short Introduction" series or the Feynman lectures. They are aware of a "Very Short Introduction" book on superconductivity but feel it doesn't provide enough detail. They have also mentioned two older books and a podcast for further information. They are interested in learning about the potential applications of superconductors and would like to know the characteristics to consider when applying them to different applications.
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I was wondering if anyone knows of any technical pop-sci books about condensed matter physics and/or superconductivity that are at the technical level of something like the "A Very Short Introduction" series or the Feynman lectures. That is, something that goes sufficiently into depth into the topic/field but doesn't require a degree to understand or grasp.
I am aware that a "Very Short Introduction" for superconductivity exists, found here (and is one I'd recommend as a complete introduction to the topic), but I feel it doesn't go into as much detail as I wanted, especially when talking about the potential application of superconductors outside of just listing them.

Thanks in advance

*To clarify, I am currently studying physics at A Level (Senior equivalent in the US I think)
 
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I just heard an “In Our Time” podcast on superconductivity.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001hfpc

I can recommend two old books.
The quest for absolute zero (1966)
Out of the crystal maze (1992) This one is a hard read.
 
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hudsonj said:
... but I feel it doesn't go into as much detail as I wanted, especially when talking about the potential application of superconductors outside of just listing them.
Do you want to know what characteristics to consider when applying superconductors to any application, or do you have a specific application in mind ?
 
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Baluncore said:
Do you want to know what characteristics to consider when applying superconductors to any application, or do you have a specific application in mind ?
I guess both
 

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