We’ve recommended you some powerful books that will change your perception on life and now it’s time for nonfiction. These following great nonfiction books will not only change your perception on life, but they will change your life. They will change the way you eat, the way you memorize information, the way you use the internet, the way you view time and space and the way you view yourself as a human being. Here are 5 great nonfiction books that you must read this summer!
Fascinated by fast-food? Whether you love it or hate it, we assure you that you will love this great nonfiction book. Eric Schlosser exposes the underbelly of the American fast-food industry and it’s not pretty. Did you know that fast-food restaurants work on the same principles that a factory assembly line do? Factory farms are presented, slaughterhouses reveal their secrets and you learn why French fries taste so good with the help of a visit to the largest flavor company. It’s not a comfortable book, one that you snuggle up to the fire with. It will shake you, but you will thank it for doing so at the end.
Moonwalking with Einstein is a fascinating book written by young journalist, Joshua Foer. In one year he managed to do what others thought would be impossible: he won the United States Memory Championship. In the book he tells us how he did it and he teaches us how learn how to memorize. These days people seem to rely on their own memory less and less and it is changing the way our brain works. The art of memory is a set of techniques that were invented in ancient Greeks that helped people memorize entire books. These ancient mnemonic methods are brought into our attention and they’re simply fascinating.
With this book Nicholas Carr challenges the most popular and helpful tool humanity has at this moment: the Internet. Is Google making us dumb? was the question that started it all. The gist of it is that the ease with which we receive information has permanently changed the way our brain perceives information in general. Discoveries in neuroscience have revealed that our neural pathways have been rerouted. The Internet has literally changed our brains! If you still don’t want to go out and buy it, know that the book was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Price in General Nonfiction.
This great nonfiction book you must read was number one on New York Times’ bestseller list. It is a landmark piece of scientific literature written by one of the greatest contemporary minds, Stephen Hawking. The book explores the age-old questions of how did our universe begin, is there a limit to our universe? The awesome thing about this book is that it is written in plain English, so that we can all understand what that man is telling us. So, if black holes and quasars have always fascinated you, pick up a copy of A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and devour it!
Richard Dawkins will challenge the way we view natural selection. The man’s theories that he presents so clearly and so beautifully in his book, The Selfish Gene, have helped change the nature of the study of social biology. Many of his readers have claimed that this book has changed their beliefs on life. The book is about exploitation, competition and how we’re genetically engineered to be selfish. The current revised edition of the book has two new chapters, one of which is entitled Nice Guys Finish First and it tackles the subjects of selfishness and cooperation. He argues that evolution favors co-operative behavior, even in a selfish environment.
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