Nonfiction books

I would like to read more nonfiction books. Sometimes when I start one I don’t finish it, though. Here are the ones I’ve finished, mostly in the last 15 years or so (I’ll update the list when I have a chance).

Best of the best

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams
  • Reflections of Eden – Biruté M.F. Galdikas
  • David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell
  • What the Dog Saw – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Through a Window – Jane Goodall
  • The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight – Thom Hartmann
  • Manufacturing Consent – Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky
  • The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch
  • Beyond Civilization – Daniel Quinn
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death – Neil Postman
  • Why Do People Believe Weird Things – Michael Shermer
  • Native Roots – Jack Weatherford
  • What Would You Do? – John H. Yoder

Runner ups

  • Gold – Isaac Asimov
  • The Secrets of Star Trek: Insurrection – Terry J. Erdmann
  • Moonwalking With Einstein – Josh Foer
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future – Michael J. Fox
  • Why We Make Mistakes – Joseph T. Hallinan
  • The Roswell UFO Crash – Karl K. Korff
  • The Language of Night – Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Adventures in a TV Nation – Michael Moore
  • Technopoly – Neil Postman
  • If They Give You Lined Paper, Write Sideways – Daniel Quinn
  • In the Beginning… was the Command Line – Neal Stephenson
  • Some Remarks – Neal Stephenson
  • Eats, Shoots and Leaves – Lynne Truss
  • Firefly: Still Flying – Joss Whedon et al

Best books on teaching

  • The Excellent 11 – Ron Clark
  • How to Talk So Kids Can Learn – Adele Faber et al
  • Beyond Discipline – Alfie Kohn

Best autobiographies & biographies

  • Star Trek Creator — David Alexander
  • I. Asimov — Isaac Asimov
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty — James Doohan & Peter David
  • Gene Roddenberry — Joel Engel
  • Warped Factors — Walter Koenig
  • Beyond Uhura — Nichelle Nichols
  • I Am Spock — Leonard Nimoy
  • I Am Not Spock — Leonard Nimoy
  • From Sawdust to Stardust — Terry Lee Rioux
  • Star Trek Memories — William Shatner & Chris Kreski
  • Star Trek Movie Memories — William Shatner & Chris Kreski
  • To the Stars — George Takei

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