I just finished a book by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow called the "The Grand Design". It is a physics and cosmology book, published by Bantam Books of New York. It is not particularly a long book only 184 pages. It has a wonderful integration of physics and cosmology talking about quantum theory, relativity, M theory and fusing them into a very enlightening treatise of how the creation of the universe need not have a creator. The creationist and religionist will not like it one bit. I have trouble understanding quantum mechanics and am very poor at math, but I love reading about them. This book uses no mathematics and thus is for me perfect physics book. But it still gets a little hard for a non physicist type to follow and may even be harder for a non science type to even begin to understand. But if you have any background in science and with a little effort it does go a long ways to bring understanding to those subjects. I like the way they use the idea that there is no one complete model of the universe but all the models overlap and compliment the other. This allows one to go from quantum mechanics/dynamics and the standard model of the very small to relativity and gravity of the very big. Wonderful. I encourage you to read it.