INTERACTIONS: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE MIND OF A PARTICLE PHYSICIST AND THE MATTER OF THIS WORLD by Sheldon L. Glashow with Ben Bova, New York: Warner Books, 1988 This lucid, lively first-person account, by a Nobel Prize-winning Harvard physicist who teaches a course in physics for non-specialists, demands and rewards a patient reader. A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME: FROM THE BIG BANG TO BLACK HOLES by Stephen W. Hawking, New York: Bantam Books, 1988
One of the best books for laymen on this subject in many years by one of the greatest cosmologists of our time, who delights in the mysteries of his subject without descending into mysticism. QUANTUM REALITY: BEYOND THE NEW PHYSICS by Nick Herbert, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday,, 1985
The soundest and most helpful of the general studies of quantum physics, by a former research physicist who bases his discussion solidly on what the physicists themselves are saying.