Top 20 Non-Fiction Books of All Time

1 TODO copy How the Mind Works
How the Mind Works
Steven Pinker
1997
Evolutionary Psychology
2 TODO copy The Outsider
The Outsider
Colin Wilson
1956
Comparative Literature
3 TODO copy The Language Instinct
The Language Instinct
Steven Pinker
1994
Linguistics
4 TODO copy The Evolution of Cooperation
The Evolution of Cooperation
Robert Axelrod
1984
Evolutionary Psychology
5 TODO copy The Arrow of Time
The Arrow of Time
Roger Highfield
1992
Physics
6 TODO copy The Illusion of Conscious Will
The Illusion of Conscious Will
Daniel Wegner
2002
Science of Consciousness
7 TODO copy Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Daniel Dennett
1995
Philosophy of Evolution
8 TODO copy The Power of Babel
The Power of Babel
John McWhorter
2003
Linguistics
9 TODO copy The Third Chimpanzee
The Third Chimpanzee
Jared Diamond
1993
Sociobiology/Ev Psych
10 TODO copy Guns, Germs, and Steel
Guns, Germs, and Steel
Jared Diamond
1997
History/Antropology
11 TODO copy Metamagical Themas
Metamagical Themas
Douglas R. Hofstadter
1985
Philosophy
12 TODO copy The Fabric of the Cosmos
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Brian Greene
2004
Physics
13 TODO copy Philosophy in the Flesh
Philosophy in the Flesh
Lakoff and Johnson
1999
Cognitive Science
14 TODO copy Consciousness Explained
Consciousness Explained
Daniel Dennett
1991
Science of Consciousness
15 TODO copy Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
Charles Mackey
1841
History
16 TODO copy The Mask of Nostradamus
The Mask of Nostradamus
James Randi
1993
Biography
17 TODO copy The Origins of Virtue
The Origins of Virtue
Matt Ridley
1996
Sociobiology/Ev Psych
18 TODO copy Bloodline of the Holy Grail
Bloodline of the Holy Grail
Laurence Gardner
1996
Speculative History
19 TODO copy Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey (the fact that this barely trumped Ayn Rand The Voice of Reason for this slot says alot, at least to me, which makes it worthwhile to do this stuff)
Forgotten Towns of Southern New Jersey
Henry Charlton Beck
1936
History
20 TODO copy The Emperor's New Mind (yes I am aware of the error, at least in the edition I read, and this certainly hurts its rank, but it belongs in the list).
The Emperor's New Mind
Roger Penrose
1989
Cognitive Science
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