What Are Your Favorite Nonfiction Books?

Discussion in 'Non-Fiction Books' started by tumbling.dice, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice Visitor

    I couldn't find this thread already started, so here goes:

    In no particular order:

    1. The Discoverers, Daniel J. Boorstin
    2. The Demon Haunted World, Carl Sagan
    3. Hyperspace, Michio Kaku
    4. Parliament Of Whores, P.J. O'Roarke
    5. A Brief History Of Time, Stephen Hawking
    6. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Christopher Hitchens
    7. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!, Richard P. Feynman
    8. The Greatest Show On Earth, Richard Dawkins
    9. First Light, Richard Preston
    10. The World Of Chess, Anthony Saidy & Norman Lessing
     
  2. hotwater

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    The Guns of August, Barbara W Tuchman
    Polio An American Story, David M Oshinsky
    The Second World War, Winston Churchill
    The Zimmerman Telegram, Barbara W Tuchman
    The Stonehenge People: An exploration of life in Neolithic Britain 4700-2000 BC, Rodney Castleden
    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, Barbara W Tuchman
    The Civil War, Shelby Foote
    Reflections in Bullough’s Pond: Economy and Ecosystem in New England, Diana Muir
    Plagues and People, William H McNeill
    The Origins of Totalitarianism, Hannah Arendt
    Silent Spring, Rachel Carson
    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas S. Kuhn
    The Double Helix, James D. Watson




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  3. gentle_dissident

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    These are very special to me.

    1. Man and His Symbols, Carl Jung
    2. Solar Energy and Building, S. V. Szokolay
    3. Solar Science Projects, D. S. Halacy
    4. The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments, Robert Brent
    5. 100 Amazing Make-It-Yourself Science Fair Projects, Glen Vecchione
    6. Amazing Models!: Gravity Power, Peter Holland
    7. The Heavy Guitar Bible, Richard Daniels
    8. The Family Creative Workshop Set, Various
    9. Better Homes and Gardens Decorating book, 1975 Edition
    10. Now You See It, Now You Don't! Bill Tarr
     
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    1. Sapiens: A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
    2. Biocentrism by Robert Lanza
    3. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
    4. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel kahneman
    5. The selfish gene by Richard Dawkins
     
  5. Asmodean

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    Still one of my favs as well :cheers2:
     
  6. NoHobo

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    My favorite non-fiction book is The Bible. Closely followed by The God Delusion.
     
  7. Bicaptain My Captain

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    Anything by Doris Kearns Goodwin
     
  8. wrat1

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    A new favorite is
    "Merles Door" by Ted Kerasote

    I did not see this mentioned so
    Finite and Infinite Games
    by James P. Carse

    and while it may or may not be fiction
    the "Teachings of Don Juan" by Carlos Castenda
     
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    i used to like reading about King Tut
     
  10. lostinitall

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    The Killer Angels .... became the movie Gettysburg...
     
  11. WhatJustHappened

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    Aqualog
    Loricariidae
    U.Glaser.

    Atlas
    Catfish
    Evers, Hans-Georg, Seidel, Ingo

    Microcosm
    Aquarium corals
    Borneman

    There are loads more!

    Key publishing
    Spitfire
    Morgan & Shacklady

    That’ll do for today!
     
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    Based on a true story
     
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    Many people erroneously believe this is a work if fiction, but Peter Weir knew better and with the help of a missing manuscript, directed the movie of the same name...
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    The Threat : Inside The Soviet Military Machine by Andrew Cockburn
     

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