Guest post: A better list

Originally a comment by Bjarte Foshaug on 100 easiest to think of off the top of his head.

I’m not a fan of ranking things, but anyway here are some non-fiction books that have made me ever so slightly little less clueless:

David Archer: The Long Thaw – How Humans Are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth’s Climate

Laura Bates: Everyday Sexism

Sean Carroll: From Eternity to Here – The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time

Sean Carroll: The Particle at the End of the Universe – How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

Barbara Ehrenreich: Bright Sided – How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America

Thomas Gilovich: How We Know What Isn’t So – The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life

Michelle Goldberg: Kingdom Coming – The Rise of Christian Nationalism

Michelle Goldberg: The Means of Reproduction – Sex, Power and the Future of the World

James Hansen: Storms of my Grandchildren – The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity

Margaret Heffernan: Willful Blindness – Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril

Susan Jacoby: The Age of American Unreason

Daniel Kahneman: Thinking, Fast and Slow

Bill McKibben: Eaarth – Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

Naomi Oreskes / Eric Connway: Merchants of Doubt – How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Lisa Randall: Warped Passages – Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions

Daniel Simons / Christopher Chabris: The Inivisible Gorilla – And Other Ways Our Intuition Deceives Us

Stuart Sutherland: Irrationality

Carol Tavris / Elliot Aronson: Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) – Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts

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