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Recommendations for a good, basic level Physics book?

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I'm looking for a book to explain Physics at an absolute beginner level.

This is not something I'm trying to study or memorize, so I'd rather it not be a textbook, but rather a book that tells of different parts of physics (gravity, electricity, mechanics) in simple terms that the "average" person can understand. I don't mind a little math, either. I'm basically just looking for a fun, recreational physics read.

Any book recommendations?
 

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Wow.. don't even think to start with "road to reality" by penrose although it is a very good book it gets VERY hard too soon.
 
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Understanding Physics, by Isaac Asimov, would probably be good for you.
 
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I picked up "The Big Book of Physics and Math" and I'm loving it so far!
 

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