Reading List

 

On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life – 1st Edition – Charles Darwin

 

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries – Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution – Richard Dawkins

 

A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson

 

Science, Evolution, and Creationism – National Academy of Sciences & Institute of Medicine

 

Rare Earth – Peter Ward & Donald Brownlee

 

Supersense – Bruce Hood

 

Outliers -Malcolm Gladwell

 

Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

 

The Faith Instinct – Nicholas Wade

 

How We Decide – Jonah Lehrer

 

The Invisible Gorilla – Christopher Chabris & Daniel Simons

 

The Demon-Haunted World – Carl Sagan

 

How We Believe – Michael Shermer

 

The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature – Steven Pinker

 

The Bridge at the End of the World – James Speth

 

Confessions of an Economic Hitman – John Perkins

 

How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like – Paul Bloom

 

Annoying: The Science of What bugs Us – Joe Palca & Flora Lichtman

 

The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined – Steven Pinker

 

Mortality – Christopher Hitchens

 

The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien

 

Flight Behavior – Barbara Kingsolver

 

Free Will – Sam Harris

 

How the Mind Works – Steven Pinker

 

Guns, Germs, and Steel – Jared Diamond

 

The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty – Dan Ariely

 

Drunk Tank Pink – Adam Alter

 

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal – Mary Roach

 

The Measure of a Nation: How to Regain America’s Competitive Edge and our Boost Global Standing – Howard Steven Friedman

 

The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet – Robert M. Hazen

 

A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

 

Anthill – E.O. Wilson

 

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls – David Sedaris

 

The Wild Life of our Bodies – Rob Dunn

 

Five Billion Years of Solitude – Lee Billings

 

Lucky Planet – David Waltham

 

The Improbability Principle – David Hand

 

Ha! – Scott Weems

 

Being Mortal – Atul Mortal

 

The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver

 

Seveneves – Neal Stephenson

 

Aurora – Kim Stanley Robinson

 

A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

 

The Martian – Andy Weir

Great Courses (by The Teaching Company)

 

Famous Greeks & Famous Romans by J. Rufus Fears

 

From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity by Bart D. Ehrman

 

Particle Physics for Non-Physicists by Steven Pollack

 

Great Scientific Ideas That Changed the World by Steven L. Goldman

 

Origins of Life by Robert M. Hazen

 

Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for the Non-Scientist, 2nd Edition by Richard Wolfson

 

Earth’s Changing Climate by Richard Wolfson

 

Origins of the Human Mind by Stephen P. Hinshaw

 

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