Are you the type of person who is interested in the history behind things? This list is curated specially for you. These books, will take you a step closer to knowing it all. Be prepared to find the history of almost everything.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, traveling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps.
Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond
An ambitious synthesis of history, biology, ecology, and linguistics, Guns, Germs and Steel is a ground-breaking and humane work of popular science that can provide expert insight into our modern world. Jared Diamond puts the case that geography and biogeography, not race, molded the contrasting fates of Europeans, Asians, Native Americans, sub-Saharan Africans, and aboriginal Australians.
Origin Story by David Christian
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything gives the answers to questions like How did we get from the Big Bang to today’s staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction? David traces how, during eight key thresholds, the right conditions have allowed new forms of complexity to arise, from stars to galaxies, Earth to homo sapiens, agriculture to fossil fuels. This last mega-innovation gave us an energy bonanza that brought huge benefits to mankind, yet also threatens to shake apart everything we have created.
The History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by Carol Vorderman
With this book, discover the key themes and big ideas behind more than 80 of the world’s most important historical events – from the dawn of civilization to the 21st century. From the origins of Homo sapiens to the Space Race, and from the French Revolution to the Digital Revolution, this book has it all.
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