Tom Jonard's Quantum Mechanics Book List

These are more or less in the order of difficulty and suggested reading order.  Some treat specific topics, experiments or results better than others even if they repeat.
In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, John Gribbin1984, Bantam
John Gribbin presents the historical development of QM in an easy to read and understand manner without mathematics.
Quantum Reality, Nick Herbert, 1985, Doubleday
Nick Herbert discusses possible interpretations of QM in an easy to read and understandable manner without mathmatics.
Where Does the Weirdness Go?, David Lindley, 1996, HarperCollins BasicBooks
David Lindley discusses QM from the viewpoint of experimental results without mathematics.
The Infamous Boundary, David Wick, 1995, Birkhauser
David Wick's discussion of the state of QM in the mid '90's is more detailed than the Gribbin and Herbert's popularizations.  An appendix titled "Probability in Quantum Mechanics" by William G. Faris is found at the end.
The Meaning of Quantum Theory,Jim Baggott, 1992, Oxford University Press
Jim Boggott discusses the interpretation of QM from relevant historical development and experimental result with essential mathmatics.
The Character of Physical Law, Richard Feynman, 1967, 1989, The M.I.T. Press
Chapter 6 deals specifically with QM but the rest is worth a read.
QED, Richard Feynman, 1985, 1988, Princeton University Press
Subtitled The Strange Theory of Light and Matter this is a popularization of Quantum Electro-Dynamics presented by a master teacher and physicist.
The Physical Principles of The Quantum Theory, Werner Heisenberg, 1930, 1949, Dover Publications
A discussion of particle and wave interpretations of experiments with some essential mathematics.  A mathematical appendix occupies most of the second half of the book.

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