30 Nonfiction Books That Are Sure to Make You Smarter

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What You Should Know About Politics But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues (2008) by Jessamyn Conrad
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (1997) by Jared Diamond
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business (2012) by Charles Duhigg
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2006) by Carol S. Dweck
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders (2016) by Joshua Foer
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (2011) by Joshua Foer
Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness (2016) by Peter Godfrey-Smith
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2011) by Yuval Noah Harari
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988) by Stephen Hawking
Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) by Daniel Kahneman
The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (2014) by Michio Kaku
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (2016) by Ibram X. Kendi
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History (2014) by Elizabeth Kolbert
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession (2006) by Daniel J. Levitin
Think Like a Freak (2014) by Steven D. Levitt
Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics (2015) by Tim Marshall
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World (2013) by Mark Miodownik
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer (2010) by Siddhartha Mukherjee
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (2014) by Randall Munroe
A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) (2014) by Barbara Oakley
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006) by Michael Pollan
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (2013) by Mary Roach
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales (1970) by Oliver Sacks
Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error (2010) by Kathryn Schulz
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (2016) by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don't (2012) by Nate Silver
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (2003) by Lynne Truss
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (2017) by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (2016) by Frans de Waal
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat (2012) by Bee Wilson

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