Book Summaries

This page contains summaries, ratings and quotes of important books related to the themes of this blog. Use the “Category” filters in the side bar to the right to filter the book list down to subjects that are of interest to you. See my Book Rating system to understand how I rate and review books.

Secret of Our Success
Creating the Twentieth Century
Foragers, Farmers and Fossil Fuels
Why Information Grows
Guns, Germs, and Steel
The Nature of Technology
Why Nations Fail
The Knowledge Illusion
The Origin of Wealth
Learning by Doing
The Wisdom of Crowds
Dictator's Handbook
Ecological-Evolutionary Theory
Cultural Evolution
Not by Genes Alone
Human Societies
War: What is It Good For?
Violence and Social Orders
Why Most Things Faile
Why the West Rules - for Now
Tentacles of Progress
Escape from Rome
The Principles of Social Evolution
Social Networks in the History of Innovation and Invention
Life Ascending
Social Physics
Son Also Rises
Nature's Metropolis
How Carriers Fought
Range: Why Generalists Triumph In a Specialized World
Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History
Convergence: The Idea at the Heart of Science

Origin and Evolution of Cultures
Plagues and Peoples
Revolutions that Made the Earth
Life's Ratchet
How Paris Became Paris
The Birth of Plenty
The World Economy

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