QM book for the GENERAL public

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Hi, I'm looking for a popular science book on quantum mechanics. That is, a book for the general public without heavy math and other scary stuff for us stupid people.

I'm not looking for a textbook, so don't recommend Griffiths. I want a minimum level of math (if at all). The level I want would be like the equivalent of Barabasi's book on network theory, or any of Brian Greene's book, Dawkins for biology, Mitchell (maybe Lewin is easier)on complexity, etc.

Or is there sort of like a philosophy of QM book?

Anyone have suggestions?
 

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/067401832X/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20 by Kenneth Ford and Diane Goldstein
https://www.amazon.com/dp/048624895X/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20 by George Gamow
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0521447712/?tag=pfamazon01-20&tag=pfamazon01-20 by George Gamow

I second the nomination of Richard Feynman's QED book. I don't think you can find two better physics writers than Feynman or Gamow. Both are unique, very clear, and quite funny. Plus, both men were part of the circle of physicists who founded quantum mechanics.

I know there is a philosophy of physics book by Heisenberg, but I don't really know anything about it.
 
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