I Need a New Big Think Book!
May 10, 2009 5:03 PM Subscribe
I need a new "big think" book! I just finished Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers
, and I loved his other books as well. I've read everything Jared Diamond has published (Collapse
, Guns, Germs & Steel
, The Third Chimpanzee
etc.) I like books that stretch your brain and reveal the hidden factors in life, the world and society.
posted by musofire to science & nature (65 answers total) 254 users marked this as a favorite
I like books that make you look at stuff you think you know about, which show you a new perspective. I liked Moneyball, and Better, and Complications. I just enjoyed The Black Swan.
I also like the same kinds of books in a historical context, e.g. 1491, Twilight of the Mammoths, The Dinosaur Heresies and Changes in the Land.
I'm not that fond of Thomas Friedman, who seems a master of the obvious, and Ray Kurzweil seems a bit breathless.
Who else should I read?