“Biology in Human History” Learning Path

As Charles Darwin has taught us, humans are animals driven by a need to survive and reproduce in a world with limited resources. For this reason, any study of human history must start with biology.

I recommend that you read these book summaries in the following order:

  1. “The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution” by Cochran and Harpending
  2. “The Story of the Human Body” by Daniel E. Lieberman
  3. “The Gap: Science of What Separates Us from Animals” by Thomas Suddendorf
  4. “Is There Anything Good About Men?” by Roy F. Baumeister
  5. “A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World” by Gregory Clark
  6. “The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility” by Gregory Clark
  7. “Meta-analysis of … twin studies” by many

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