What Are Some General Physics Books to Complement Resnick and Halliday?

In summary, the speaker is looking for general books on physics to supplement their current reading of Resnik and Halliday. They prefer non-technical material and are specifically interested in classical mechanics and electromagnetism. Some suggestions provided by others are Isaac Asimov's Understanding Physics, Magnetism an Introductory Survey by Lee, A History of Electricity and Magnetism by Meyer, Driving Force by Livingston, Magnets by McKeehan, Magnets by Bitter (a biography), Magnetism by Blundell, Superconductivity by Blundell, and The Maxwellians by Hunt.
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I am currently reading some introductory physics. I am following resnik and Halliday. Can anyone suggest me some good general books on physics which would go comfortably with my resnik book. I need to read some general material not something technical. If possible on classical mechanics and electromagnetism since that have I covered.
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You could try Issac Asimov's Understanding Physics (Motion, Sound, and Heat / Light, Magnetism, and Electricity / The Electron, Proton, and Neutron) originally in three volumes. Not much math. It was written for the average person.
 
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Magnetism an Introductory Survey by Lee
A History of Electricity and Magnetism by Meyer
Driving Force by Livingston
Magnets by McKeehan
Magnets by Bitter (this is a bio)
Magnetism by Blundell
Superconductivity by Blundell
The Maxwellians by Hunt
 
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