Controversial Books for Deepakd

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.26 3.49 The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life by Richard J. Herrnstein
1.211 3.36 Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man by Ann Wroe
1.184 2.88 Descartes: A Very Short Introduction by Tom Sorell
1.128 3.74 Darwin, His Daughter, and Human Evolution by Randal Keynes
1.125 3.04 Inscrutable Americans by Anurag Mathur
1.116 3.59 The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science by Natalie Angier
1.092 3.83 Walden by Henry David Thoreau
1.091 3.54 The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
1.067 3.63 Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud
1.063 3.86 Wellington: The Years of the Sword by Elizabeth Longford
1.057 3.83 A Tiger for Malgudi by R. K. Narayan
1.054 3.04 Avoid Boring People: Lessons from a Life in Science by James D. Watson
1.052 3.83 Carl Sagan by Keay Davidson
1.05 3.6 Out of My Later Years by Albert Einstein
1.05 3.48 9-11 by Noam Chomsky
1.047 3.35 On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt
1.043 3.69 The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto by Pico Iyer
1.039 3.31 Kiss & Tell by Alain de Botton
1.036 3.88 The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
1.028 3.04 Abandon by Pico Iyer
1.027 3.44 The Romantic Movement: Sex, Shopping, and the Novel by Alain de Botton
1.023 3.48 Live from Golgotha: The Gospel According to Gore Vidal by Gore Vidal
1.02 3.6 Under the Banyan Tree by R. K. Narayan
1.017 3.89 A Really Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
1.015 4.11 Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker
1.014 3.74 How to Be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson
1.013 3.77 Sun After Dark: Flights Into the Foreign by Pico Iyer
1.01 3.22 The Golden Age by Gore Vidal
1.008 3.25 The House of Blue Mangoes: A Novel by David Davidar
1.006 3.34 Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss
1.005 3.57 The Philosophy of History by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
1.004 3.83 The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason by Sam Harris
1.003 3.36 Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science--From the Babylonians to the Maya by Dick Teresi
0.998 3.74 The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin
0.996 3.96 An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
0.996 3.66 The Bachelor of Arts by R. K. Narayan
0.996 3.75 Selected Works by Marcus Tullius Cicero
0.994 3.45 Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion by Alain De Botton
0.993 3.45 The Meaning of Tingo: And Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World by Adam Jacot de Boinod
0.986 3.94 The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
0.986 3.65 The Brain: A Very Short Introduction by Michael O'Shea
0.985 3.78 Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian
0.983 3.45 The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra
0.981 3.97 Writings on an Ethical Life by Peter Singer
0.98 3.56 Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction by Colin Ward
0.979 3.84 Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World by Noam Chomsky
0.978 3.25 The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home by Pico Iyer
0.975 3.93 Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris
0.972 3.76 Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions by Edwin A. Abbott
0.97 3.19 Cleopatra's Nose: Essays on the Unexpected by Daniel J. Boorstin
0.966 3.63 Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Barnes
0.965 3.96 The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan
0.964 3.85 Leonardo da Vinci: Flights of the Mind by Charles Nicholl
0.963 3.69 The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton
0.963 3.58 The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction by Jerry Brotton
0.962 3.75 Essays in Love by Alain de Botton
0.961 3.99 Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari
0.959 3.66 A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire by Amy Butler Greenfield
0.957 3.57 Empire by Gore Vidal
0.957 3.47 Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, and the Genius of the Royal Society by Bill Bryson
0.956 4.01 Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist by Adrian Desmond
0.951 3.73 Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
0.951 3.84 Gunga Din and Other Favorite Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) by Rudyard Kipling
0.95 3.61 Spice: The History of a Temptation by Jack Turner
0.948 3.72 Identity and Violence: The Illusion of Destiny by Amartya Sen
0.948 3.92 Civil Disobedience and Other Essays by Henry David Thoreau
0.948 3.8 Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
0.947 4.15 The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker
0.947 3.74 Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky
0.947 3.53 The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great Britain by Paul Theroux
0.946 3.44 Leonardo: The First Scientist by Michael White
0.946 3.74 Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
0.942 4.15 Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
0.942 3.78 In Search of the Dark Ages by Michael Wood
0.942 3.88 God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
0.941 3.24 Black Coffee: Novelisation by Agatha Christie
0.941 2.89 Stop Me If You've Heard This: A History and Philosophy of Jokes by Jim Holt
0.938 3.66 The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton
0.938 3.68 How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
0.937 3.6 The Map That Changed the World: William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology by Simon Winchester
0.935 3.95 The German Genius: Europe's Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century by Peter Watson
0.935 3.66 Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
0.934 3.71 A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing by Lawrence M. Krauss
0.933 3.41 Hidden History; Exploring Our Secret Past by Daniel J. Boorstin
0.929 3.7 Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays by Stephen W. Hawking
0.928 3.8 Atheism: A Very Short Introduction by Julian Baggini
0.928 3.62 The Hall of a Thousand Columns: Hindustan to Malabar with Ibn Battutah by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
0.924 3.73 Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris
0.922 4.15 Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky by Noam Chomsky
0.921 3.85 The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a Citizen-Scientist by Richard P. Feynman
0.92 3.93 The Beauty of the Beastly: New Views on the Nature of Life by Natalie Angier
0.916 3.87 Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein
0.916 3.88 Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett
0.916 3.81 Curtain: Poirot's Last Case by Agatha Christie
0.915 3.5 Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard by Kiran Desai
0.914 3.89 Feynman’s Lost Lecture; The Motion of Planets Around the Sun by Richard P. Feynman
0.914 3.91 Failed States by Noam Chomsky
0.913 3.85 The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language by John McWhorter
0.912 3.73 The Age of American Unreason by Susan Jacoby
0.911 3.75 The Salmon of Doubt by Douglas Adams
0.911 3.98 Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs by Zahi Hawass
0.911 3.67 Apes, Angels, & Victorians: The Story of Darwin, Huxley, and Evolution by William Irvine
0.91 4.1 The Character of Physical Law by Richard Feynman
0.91 3.54 Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta by Gore Vidal
0.91 3.82 The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination by Daniel J. Boorstin
0.908 3.76 Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language by Steven Pinker
0.907 3.41 Washington, D.C. by Gore Vidal
0.907 4.09 The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature by Steven Pinker
0.903 3.84 Genes, Peoples, and Languages by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza
0.903 3.71 The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific by Paul Theroux
0.902 3.54 Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond by Pankaj Mishra
0.902 4.18 A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
0.901 3.75 The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell, Volume 2: 1914-1944 by Bertrand Russell
0.901 3.42 Third Girl by Agatha Christie
0.901 3.63 Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present by Cynthia Stokes Brown
0.898 3.4 Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
0.898 4.01 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
0.898 4 The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire by William Dalrymple
0.894 3.72 Free Will by Sam Harris
0.894 3.58 A Week at the Airport by Alain de Botton
0.894 3.89 Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams
0.893 4.11 Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
0.893 3.81 Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser
0.891 3.78 What Uncle Sam Really Wants by Noam Chomsky
0.891 3.22 Driving Mr. Albert: A Trip Across America with Einstein's Brain by Michael Paterniti
0.891 3.86 The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul by Douglas Adams
0.89 3.94 Creation by Gore Vidal
0.89 3.63 By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie
0.887 3.66 What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World by Noam Chomsky
0.885 4 The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene by Richard Dawkins
0.884 4.11 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
0.884 3.97 Islam and the Future of Tolerance: A Dialogue by Sam Harris
0.882 3.69 Darwin and the Barnacle: The Story of One Tiny Creature and History's Most Spectacular Scientific Breakthrough by Rebecca Stott
0.882 3.9 A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love by Richard Dawkins
0.881 3.61 The World as I See It by Albert Einstein
0.88 3.6 The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity by Tariq Ali
0.88 3.82 The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
0.88 4.08 The Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence by Carl Sagan
0.879 3.79 The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner
0.879 3.41 Riot: A Love Story by Shashi Tharoor
0.878 4.07 Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life by Daniel C. Dennett
0.878 3.71 The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World by Adrian Murdoch
0.878 3.5 Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms,and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories by Simon Winchester
0.877 3.94 White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-Century India by William Dalrymple
0.877 3.96 How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
0.876 3.93 The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates by Frans de Waal
0.875 3.8 Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon by Daniel C. Dennett
0.875 3.76 Freedom Evolves by Daniel C. Dennett
0.875 3.48 Korea: A Walk Through the Land of Miracles by Simon Winchester
0.874 3.84 The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking
0.874 3.8 The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance by Fritjof Capra
0.873 4.16 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf
0.873 3.13 The History of Time: A Very Short Introduction by Leofranc Holford-Strevens
0.872 3.92 Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens
0.872 3.81 Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester
0.872 3.92 Chambers Biographical Dictionary by Magnus Magnusson
0.872 3.98 Contact by Carl Sagan
0.871 3.84 The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice by Christopher Hitchens
0.87 3.97 In Search of England: Journeys into the English Past by Michael Wood
0.869 3.74 Ladies Coupé by Anita Nair
0.869 3.67 The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World by Daniel J. Boorstin
0.867 3.92 Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance by Noam Chomsky
0.866 3.75 The River at the Center of the World: A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time by Simon Winchester
0.866 3.79 The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature by Steven Pinker
0.866 3.98 Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia by Gore Vidal
0.866 3.89 A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
0.865 3.76 Evolution's Captain: The Tragic Fate of Robert Fitzroy, the Man Who Sailed Charles Darwin Around the World by Peter Nichols
0.864 3.76 The Meme Machine by Susan Blackmore
0.862 3.74 Darwin's Worms: On Life Stories and Death Stories by Adam Phillips
0.861 3.88 Riding the Iron Rooster by Paul Theroux
0.861 3.89 Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox by Victoria Finlay
0.861 3.67 A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester
0.859 3.99 The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code by Sam Kean
0.859 4.22 The Life of Mammals by David Attenborough
0.858 3.48 Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
0.857 3.83 The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
0.857 3.92 Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science by Carl Sagan
0.856 4.17 Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmer
0.856 3.91 The Autobiography of Charles Darwin: 1809-1882 by Charles Darwin
0.854 4.09 Woman: An Intimate Geography by Natalie Angier
0.854 4.03 The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World by Michael Pollan
0.853 3.82 Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors by Bill Bryson
0.852 3.86 Food in History by Reay Tannahill
0.852 3.93 The Living Planet by David Attenborough
0.851 3.77 Tuva or Bust!: Richard Feynman's Last Journey by Ralph Leighton
0.851 4.16 Life on Earth by David Attenborough
0.851 4.3 Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy by Matthew Scully
0.851 4 Five Complete Miss Marple Novels: The Body in the Library, A Caribbean Mystery, The Mirror Crack'd, Nemesis, What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! by Agatha Christie
0.85 3.55 One World: the Ethics of Globalization by Peter Singer
0.848 3.95 Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich
0.847 3.5 Sunrise with Seamonsters: Travels and Discoveries, 1964-1984 by Paul Theroux
0.847 3.86 The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, & the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick
0.847 3.82 Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
0.847 3.98 Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors by Lizzie Collingham
0.846 3.89 God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History by Stephen Hawking
0.844 3.79 Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holt
0.844 3.54 Intelligence: A Very Short Introduction by Ian J. Deary
0.842 4.14 Malgudi Days by R. K. Narayan
0.841 3.58 Nothing: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close
0.84 3.86 The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean
0.84 3.85 The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain by María Rosa Menocal
0.84 3.19 Leonardo da Vinci by Sherwin Nuland
0.84 4.01 The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard P. Feynman
0.839 4 The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins
0.839 3.77 Outposts: Journeys to the Surviving Relics of the British Empire by Simon Winchester
0.838 4.38 Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Yamuna Devi
0.838 3.99 The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven Pinker
0.838 3.63 In Search of Zarathustra: The First Prophet and the Ideas That Changed the World by Paul Kriwaczek
0.837 4.11 Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens
0.836 3.91 On Anarchism by Noam Chomsky
0.836 4.06 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
0.835 3.71 Isaac Newton by James Gleick
0.835 3.74 Creation: How Science Is Reinventing Life Itself by Adam Rutherford
0.834 4.26 The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan
0.834 3.91 River Out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life by Richard Dawkins
0.834 3.92 The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal by Jared M. Diamond
0.834 3.96 Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared M. Diamond
0.834 4.06 Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman by Richard P. Feynman
0.833 4.06 Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium by Carl Sagan
0.832 3.86 A History of Food by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
0.831 4.27 The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
0.831 4.07 The Trials of Life by David Attenborough
0.831 4.18 A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
0.829 4.14 The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
0.829 3.85 Tobacco: A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization by Iain Gately
0.829 3.97 American Power and the New Mandarins by Noam Chomsky
0.828 3.6 Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality by Jared Diamond
0.826 4.02 Mark Twain: A Life by Ron Powers
0.826 3.87 In Xanadu: A Quest by William Dalrymple
0.823 4.11 On The Shoulders Of Giants by Stephen Hawking
0.823 3.86 The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
0.822 3.94 Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
0.822 3.96 The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan by Robert Kanigel
0.82 3.65 Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction by Timothy Gowers
0.819 3.82 Yemen : Travels in Dictionary Land by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
0.818 4.22 Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman
0.818 4.21 QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter by Richard P. Feynman
0.817 4.23 The Ancestor's Tale: A Pilgrimage to the Dawn of Life by Richard Dawkins
0.817 3.55 Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer by Michael White
0.816 3.93 Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin
0.815 4.04 The Book of Humans: The Story of How We Became Us by Adam Rutherford
0.813 4.09 What Is Life? : With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches by Erwin Schrödinger
0.812 4.13 Rats, Lice and History by Hans Zinsser
0.812 4.13 Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby
0.811 3.15 The Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester
0.81 3.99 A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking
0.81 3.99 The Ethics of What We Eat by Peter Singer
0.81 3.55 Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
0.81 3.64 History of the Persian Empire by A. T. Olmstead
0.808 3.93 Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
0.808 4 An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World by Pankaj Mishra
0.808 3.85 The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas by Paul Theroux
0.807 3.85 The Laws of Medicine: Field Notes from an Uncertain Science (TED Books) by Siddhartha Mukherjee
0.806 3.86 The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century by Edward Dolnick
0.805 4.22 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
0.805 3.55 Caviar: The Strange History and Uncertain Future of the World's Most Coveted Delicacy by Inga Saffron
0.802 3.5 Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science by Michael White
0.802 3.92 Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician by Anthony Everitt
0.802 4.03 Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street by William Poundstone
0.802 4.15 Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: A Search for Who We Are by Carl Sagan
0.802 3.65 Justinian's Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe by William Rosen
0.802 3.57 Following Hadrian: A Second-Century Journey through the Roman Empire by Elizabeth Speller
0.802 4.07 Maps of Time : An Introduction to Big History by David Christian
0.801 4.03 Darwin: Norton Critical Edition by Philip Appleman
0.801 4.08 The Cosmic Connection by Carl Sagan
0.8 3.94 At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson
0.798 4.26 Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
0.797 3.83 Consciousness: A Very Short Introduction by Susan Blackmore
0.796 4.02 How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality by Adam Rutherford
0.796 4.04 Who Got Einstein's Office? Eccentricity and Genius at the Institute for Advanced Study by Ed Regis
0.795 3.98 In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
0.795 4.17 The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
0.793 3.82 The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks
0.793 3.7 Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction by Peter Coles
0.793 3.85 The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man by David Attenborough
0.791 4.08 Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher by Richard P. Feynman
0.79 3.71 The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush by Peter Singer
0.789 4.21 Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
0.789 3.96 American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis
0.787 3.82 The Pillars of Hercules by Paul Theroux
0.787 3.61 The Story of India by Michael Wood
0.786 4.13 Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India by William Dalrymple
0.785 4.35 The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig
0.784 3.88 Thomas Jefferson: A Life by Willard Sterne Randall
0.784 3.72 In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire by Tom Holland
0.784 3.89 Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins
0.784 3.76 A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
0.782 4.06 One Summer: America, 1927 by Bill Bryson
0.782 3.8 In the Footsteps of Alexander The Great: A Journey from Greece to Asia by Michael Wood
0.781 4.17 Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World by Tom Holland
0.78 4.03 Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland
0.78 3.84 Tales from Firozsha Baag by Rohinton Mistry
0.78 3.79 The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester
0.779 4.37 Cosmos: The Story of Cosmic Evolution, Science and Civilisation by Carl Sagan
0.779 4.33 Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius by Ray Monk
0.778 4.15 What Do You Care What Other People Think? by Richard P. Feynman
0.776 3.81 Shakespeare: The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson
0.774 3.69 The River of Consciousness by Oliver Sacks
0.773 4.02 The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty: Delhi, 1857 by William Dalrymple
0.771 3.64 Near a Thousand Tables : A History of Food by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
0.77 3.98 Freud: A Life for Our Time by Peter Gay
0.77 3.91 Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar by Tom Holland
0.77 4.04 Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by James Gleick
0.768 3.95 Sex in History by Reay Tannahill
0.768 4.1 Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie
0.768 4.43 The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
0.765 3.66 Virginia Woolf by Nigel Nicolson
0.765 4.29 Pale Blue Dot : A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan
0.764 4.21 How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
0.763 3.9 Travels with a Tangerine : A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
0.763 4.24 Caesar : Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy
0.762 4.21 Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 by William Dalrymple
0.761 3.67 The Columbia History of the World by John A. Garraty
0.761 3.89 Trials of the Monkey: An Accidental Memoir by Matthew Chapman
0.76 4.09 Julian by Gore Vidal
0.76 3.57 The Geography of Genius: A Search for the World's Most Creative Places from Ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner
0.76 4.17 The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh
0.76 3.7 And Yet...: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
0.757 4.17 Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
0.755 4.1 An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales by Oliver Sacks
0.755 3.83 The Mind of J. G. Reeder by Edgar Wallace
0.753 3.74 Thomas Jefferson: Author of America (Eminent Lives) by Christopher Hitchens
0.753 3.64 Long for This World by Jonathan Weiner
0.751 4.19 Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe by Simon Singh
0.751 3.96 Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins
0.75 3.97 Augustus : The Life of Rome's First Emperor by Anthony Everitt
0.749 3.82 In Search of Shakespeare by Michael Wood
0.747 4.07 A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes by Adam Rutherford
0.747 4.12 Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, And Space-Time by Richard P. Feynman
0.747 4 Cuckold by Kiran Nagarkar
0.747 4.3 The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
0.746 3.55 Kinds of Minds: Towards an Understanding of Consciousness by Daniel C. Dennett
0.746 4.48 The More Than Complete Hitchhikers Guide by Douglas Adams
0.745 4.19 The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
0.745 4.28 The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God by Carl Sagan
0.745 3.66 Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings by Paul Theroux
0.744 3.66 The Skeptic: A Life of H. L. Mencken by Terry Teachout
0.741 4.13 Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain—and How It Changed the World by Carl Zimmer
0.737 4.26 At the Water's Edge : Fish with Fingers, Whales with Legs, and How Life Came Ashore but Then Went Back to Sea by Carl Zimmer
0.734 4.09 Mark Twain: An Illustrated Biography by Geoffrey C. Ward
0.733 4.25 From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium by William Dalrymple
0.732 4.16 SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
0.724 3.99 Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
0.722 3.68 Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think by Alan Grafen
0.721 4.2 The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
0.716 4 The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery by Sam Kean
0.716 3.69 Darwin's Origin of Species: A Biography by Janet Browne
0.716 3.99 The Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters by William Dalrymple
0.713 3.78 Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of The World by Pico Iyer
0.713 3.48 Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction by P. H. Matthews
0.711 3.88 Interventions by Noam Chomsky
0.71 4.39 The Raj Quartet by Paul Scott
0.709 4.24 The Life of Birds by David Attenborough
0.708 4.04 Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West by Tom Holland
0.706 3.68 Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist by Thomas Levenson
0.706 3.99 His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
0.702 3.92 Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India by Joseph Lelyveld
0.698 3.96 Darwin and the Beagle by Alan Moorehead
0.697 4.33 United States: Essays 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal
0.696 4.05 The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution by David Quammen
0.696 4.3 Life in the Undergrowth [2005 TV series] by David Attenborough
0.694 3.69 The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction by William Doyle
0.691 4.17 The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
0.691 4.18 The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family by Ron Chernow
0.691 4.17 Consciousness: An Introduction by Susan Blackmore
0.689 3.81 The Philosophical Breakfast Club: Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World by Laura J. Snyder
0.686 3.98 Einstein's Universe by Nigel Calder
0.685 3.94 Philosophy of Science: A Very Short Introduction by Samir Okasha
0.683 3.67 A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution, and Cooperation by Peter Singer
0.681 3.6 The Ape and the Sushi Master: Cultural Reflections of a Primatologist by Frans de Waal
0.678 3.8 The Last Man Who Knew Everything: Thomas Young, the Anonymous Genius Who Proved Newton Wrong and Deciphered the Rosetta Stone, Among Other Surprising Feats by Andrew Robinson
0.66 3.62 69 A.D.: The Year of Four Emperors by Gwyn Morgan
0.659 4.1 Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time by Michio Kaku
0.655 3.93 Humboldt's Cosmos: Alexander von Humboldt and the Latin American Journey That Changed the Way We See the World by Gerard Helferich
0.651 4.1 Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA by Neil Shubin
0.648 4.06 Caesar's Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us by Sam Kean
0.641 4.44 Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina
0.64 4.29 Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals by Frans B. M. de Waal
0.638 3.83 The History of Life: A Very Short Introduction by Michael J. Benton
0.623 3.57 Conquistadors by Michael Wood
0.617 4.54 Charles Darwin: A Biography: Volume 2, The Power of Place by Janet Browne
0.605 4.26 Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape by Frans de Waal
0.581 4.24 The Private Life of Plants by David Attenborough
0.575 4.31 Coaching the Artist Within : Advice for Writers, Actors, Visual Artists and Musicians from America's Foremost Creativity Coach by Eric Maisel
0.548 3.75 When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought by Jim Holt