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

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Daniel Kahneman

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!: The Science of When we Laugh and Why  – Scott Weems

Being Mortal – Atul Gawande

The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver

Seveneves – Neal Stephenson

Aurora – Kim Stanley Robinson

A Brief History of Time – Stephen Hawking

The Martian – Andy Weir

Red Rising – Pierce Brown

Golden Son – Pierce Brown

Morning Star – Pierce Brown

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin

A Clash of Kings: A Song of Ice and Fire – George R. R. Martin

New York 2140 – Kim Stanley Robinson

A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin

A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin

A Storm of Swords –  George R. R. Martin

A Feast for Crows – George R. R. Martin

Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 – David Sedaris

Artemis – Andy Weir

Iron Gold – Pierce Brown

The Hidden Life of Trees – Peter Wohlleben

The Handmaid’s Tail – Margaret Atwood

The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

Red Moon – Kim Stanley Robinson

How to Change Your Mind – Michael Pollan

Middlesex -Jeffrey Eugenides

First Man – James R Hansen

Rocket Men – Robert Kurson

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