As we are still at the beginning of the holiday season, maybe you haven’t bought all your gifts yet. In that case, here are a few lifechanging books you can offer to your loved ones.
By lifechanging, I mean you will never look at the world in the same way after reading one of these books. There is even a good chance you will find the world a lot more simple after your reading because these books give you keys to the behaviour of nature and mankind.
If you don’t like too much specialized books, you will like these ones because each one of them will speak about several topics among geology, economy, biology, social sciences, and climate.
Moreover, you will find some element of answers for several popular questions of our days like:
How does the climate evolve?
Why are we in the middle of a great economical crisis? (By the way, if you want good new about the crisis)
Why politicians appear to be “all rotten anyway”?
Is the key to success luck or hard work (or both)?
Why species disappear?
Why can’t we predict the weather nor the stock market?
Can Chaos Theory be actually useful to something? (Chaos theory is also about knowing what you can’t predict exactly so that you can prepare for the worst)
So, let’s go to the point, here are these absolutely marvellous books. Notice, they are somehow sorted by order of importance.
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (If you have already read it, be sure you have read this post about mediocristan and extremistan)
Fooled by randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
So, in case it was not clear, now you see why my Twitter name is @Fractalharry ;-)
You can propose other books in the comments.
Enjoy your reading.
PS I have linked to Amazon for your convenience but I don’t touch any commission!