Die besten 71 Bücher zu Change & Evolution

Wie erstellen wir Inhalte auf dieser Seite?
Change & Evolution Bücher: The Selfish Gene von Richard Dawkins

The Selfish Gene

Richard Dawkins
4.4 (335 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Selfish Gene?

The Selfish Gene is a landmark 1976 work in the field of biology: It puts the gene at the center of the process of evolution and explains how, when this is taken into account, genes must be seen as “selfish.” Author Richard Dawkins then uses this theory of gene selfishness to explain the massive variety of animal behavior observable on Earth.

Wer The Selfish Gene lesen sollte

  • ‘Everyone interested in the universe and their place in it.’
  • Any student of biology or anyone with an interest in biology

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Black Jacobins von C.L.R. James

The Black Jacobins

C.L.R. James
Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution
4.6 (76 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Black Jacobins?

The Black Jacobins (1938) traces the remarkable history of the revolution in the French colony of San Domingo (modern day Haiti). It describes the events that helped the revolution become the first successful slave rebellion in history.

In particular, The Black Jacobins views the events through the prism of the revolution’s greatest figure, Toussaint L’Ouverture. It shows how he, a former slave who was inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, successfully defeated the European empires and helped to destroy the brutal practice of slavery in San Domingo.

Wer The Black Jacobins lesen sollte

  • Students of history and postcolonial studies
  • Anyone who wants to understand why people revolt
  • Anyone interested in how political ideas can change the world

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Better Angels of Our Nature von Steven Pinker

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Steven Pinker
Why Violence Has Declined
4.5 (87 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Better Angels of Our Nature?

The Better Angels of Our Nature (2012) takes a close look at the history of violence in human society, explaining both our motivations to use violence on certain occasions and the factors that increasingly restrain us from using it – and how these factors have resulted in massive reductions in violence.

Wer The Better Angels of Our Nature lesen sollte

  • Anyone who thinks the world is becoming an increasingly violent place
  • Anyone who’s interested in the forces and reasons that drive us to and keep us from violence
  • Anyone interested in the history of violence in human societies

Change & Evolution Bücher: Genome von Matt Ridley


Matt Ridley
The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
4.2 (65 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Genome?

Genome (2006, second edition) takes you on an exciting journey into your own body, exploring the genetic building blocks that make up not only who you are but also all life on earth. You’ll examine the basics of genetics and discover what genes influence, from aging to illness to even your own personality. Importantly, you’ll better understand why the future of healthcare and wellness may be found in the human genome.

Wer Genome lesen sollte

  • Students of biology or genetics
  • People curious about biological determinism vs. societal determinism
  • Anyone wondering how exactly genes work

Change & Evolution Bücher: Oxygen von Nick Lane


Nick Lane
The Molecule That Made the World
4.2 (34 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Oxygen?

Oxygen (2002) is a guide to the element that is so essential to our very existence that we sometimes forget it even exists. These blinks explain how oxygen enables and boosts life on earth while simultaneously threatening it.

Wer Oxygen lesen sollte

  • Anybody fascinated by the evolution of life on Earth
  • Anyone interested in biology, chemistry or physics

Change & Evolution Bücher: What to Do When You’re New von Keith Rollag

What to Do When You’re New

Keith Rollag
How to be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations
4.1 (40 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in What to Do When You’re New?

What to Do When You’re New (2015) is the result of Rollag’s 20 years of research on why people become anxious and stressed in new situations. It provides strategies for changing your outlook on new situations and offers techniques for handling such situations with comfort and confidence.

Wer What to Do When You’re New lesen sollte

  • Those who get anxious in unfamiliar situations
  • Employees new on the job
  • Students transferring to a new school

Change & Evolution Bücher: Too Much of a Good Thing von Lee Goldman

Too Much of a Good Thing

Lee Goldman
How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us
3.9 (15 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Too Much of a Good Thing?

The human body evolved to allow us to survive in a world very different from the one we inhabit today. These blinks explain why we’re not suited to the modern world, and the health complications we’re suffering as a result.

Wer Too Much of a Good Thing lesen sollte

  • People suffering from obesity, high blood pressure, depression or coronary illnesses
  • Medical professionals
  • Anyone interested in genetics or evolution

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Evolution of Everything von Matt Ridley

The Evolution of Everything

Matt Ridley
How New Ideas Emerge
4.2 (69 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Evolution of Everything?

The Evolution of Everything (2015) argues that the phenomenon of evolution – gradual change without goal or end – reaches far beyond genetics. Evolution happens all around us in economic markets, our language, technology and customs, and is what’s behind nearly all changes that occur in these fields.

Wer The Evolution of Everything lesen sollte

  • Liberal thinkers
  • Anyone curious about the power and beauty of evolution outside biology

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Rift von Alex Perry

The Rift

Alex Perry
A New Africa Breaks Free
4.3 (60 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Rift?

The Rift (2015) is a revealing look at Africa’s emergence as a continent no longer defined by poverty, war, corruption and dependence on the West. Find out how modern farming methods, solar and mobile technologies and new leadership are creating a brighter future for Africa.

Wer The Rift lesen sollte

  • Investors looking for new opportunities in Africa
  • Those dubious of the idea that Africa is only about war and famine

Change & Evolution Bücher: A Crack in Creation von Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg

A Crack in Creation

Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg
Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution
4.7 (63 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Crack in Creation?

A Crack in Creation (2017) describes everything you need to know about CRISPR, a new technique to alter the genes of living organisms. These blinks explain the scientific details of gene editing, while also discussing its medical and ethical implications.

Wer A Crack in Creation lesen sollte

  • Biologists, chemists and natural scientists
  • Philosophers and ethicists who wonder about the implications of gene editing
  • Anyone interested in the future of medical science

Change & Evolution Bücher: On the Origin of Species von Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species

Charles Darwin
By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life
4.7 (137 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in On the Origin of Species?

The Origin Of Species (1859) is Charles Darwin’s magnum opus. These blinks outline a theory of how traits are selected by nature, where the tremendous diversity of life on earth came from and how animals and plants came to be distributed across the planet.

Wer On the Origin of Species lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in science or natural history
  • Nature lovers

Change & Evolution Bücher: Falling Upwards von Richard Holmes

Falling Upwards

Richard Holmes
How We Took to The Air
4.0 (13 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Falling Upwards?

Falling Upwards (2014) details the surprisingly rich history of hot-air balloons. It begins with the first successful human attempts to take to the air using balloons and goes on to chronicle their clandestine role in escape attempts and military ventures. From daring balloonists from the golden age of ballooning to the literature they inspired, it’s all covered here.

Wer Falling Upwards lesen sollte

  • Anyone with a taste for exploration and invention
  • Science enthusiasts
  • Historians of science

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Evolution of Money von David Orrell and Roman Chlupatý

The Evolution of Money

David Orrell and Roman Chlupatý
4.1 (73 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Evolution of Money?

The Evolution of Money (2016) offers an insightful look at the history of currency in civilized society, from shells and coins to the digital ones and zeroes of an online bank account. Find out how monetary systems have always functioned much like religion – without faith and belief, they’d collapse – and learn what the future may have in store.

Wer The Evolution of Money lesen sollte

  • Students of politics and economics
  • Businesspeople
  • Anyone curious about the financial crisis of 2007

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Fourth Industrial Revolution von Klaus Schwab

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Klaus Schwab
3.8 (80 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (2016) tells the story of a new transformation in technology and industry. These blinks explain the major industrial revolutions of the past and go on to tell how a current industrial revolution is spawning new technologies that fuse previously separate fields – with incredible results.

Wer The Fourth Industrial Revolution lesen sollte

  • Students of political science, technology and economics
  • Leaders and educators
  • Workers worried about their job security

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Story of the Human Body von Daniel Lieberman

The Story of the Human Body

Daniel Lieberman
Evolution, Health, and Disease
4.6 (139 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Story of the Human Body?

The Story of the Human Body (2013) is a fascinating exploration of a story over a million years in the making: the evolution of the human body. Departing from the moment our ancestors first distinguished themselves from their hominid brethren, Daniel Lieberman traces the biological history of humans right down to our office-bound present.

Wer The Story of the Human Body lesen sollte

  • Anyone who’s ever wondered how we got from cave- to city-dwelling
  • Fans of big-picture science
  • Anyone interested in nutrition and fitness

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Moral Animal von Robert Wright

The Moral Animal

Robert Wright
Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology
4.4 (173 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Moral Animal?

The Moral Animal (1994) delves into the fascinating – and occasionally controversial – field of evolutionary psychology to ask what really motivates human behavior. Drawing on the work of Darwin as well as a wealth of anthropological sources, Robert Wright sheds new light on a range of familiar everyday situations in the animal kingdom and our own societies.

Wer The Moral Animal lesen sollte

  • Psychologists and keen observers of human behavior
  • Biologists and other natural scientists
  • Anyone fascinated by the evolution of our species

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Robots Are Coming! von Andrés Oppenheimer

The Robots Are Coming!

Andrés Oppenheimer
The Future of Jobs in the Age of Automation
4.5 (128 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Robots Are Coming!?

The Robots Are Coming! (2019) provides a wide-ranging survey of the rapidly approaching – and, in many cases, already emerging – future of automation. In the coming decades, sophisticated robots, computer programs and other forms of automated technology will eliminate many jobs in many fields, and will radically transform the jobs that remain. Andrés Oppenheimer takes us on an insightful and eye-opening tour of some of the key industries to be affected and the major transformations that lie ahead.

Wer The Robots Are Coming! lesen sollte

  • Skeptics who wonder if the robots really are coming
  • Pessimists who fear the future they will bring
  • Optimists who hope they will unlock new possibilities for humanity

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Body von Bill Bryson

The Body

Bill Bryson
A Guide for Occupants
4.5 (350 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Body?

The Body: A Guide for Occupants (2019) is an entertaining and fact-filled account of how we all work. With his trademark wit, Bill Bryson explains the astonishing ways in which our bodies are put together, and what goes on inside them.

Wer The Body lesen sollte

  • Popular science fans
  • Biology and medicine enthusiasts
  • Anyone keen to learn more about their own body

Change & Evolution Bücher: Stonewall von Martin Duberman


Martin Duberman
The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising that Changed America
3.5 (124 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Stonewall?

Stonewall (1994) is the definitive history of the 1969 uprising that catalyzed the gay rights movement in the United States. By examining the lives of six gay and lesbian people involved in the movement, author Martin Duberman sheds light on the systems of oppression – as well as the incredible dedication and bravery – that led to mainstream society’s greater acceptance of the gay and lesbian community. 

Wer Stonewall lesen sollte

  • Activists
  • Those inspired by grassroots movements
  • Anyone interested in how communal action can lead to change

Change & Evolution Bücher: 2030 von Mauro F. Guillén


Mauro F. Guillén
How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything
4.2 (810 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in 2030?

2030 (2020) isn’t a crystal ball – but it might be the next best thing. Drawing on current sociological trends, demographic trajectories, and technological advancements, it paints a convincing picture of the global changes we can expect to see and experience in the coming decade.

Wer 2030 lesen sollte

  • Tech workers and marketing professionals keen to stay ahead of the curve
  • Eco-warriors looking for solutions to the climate crisis
  • Anyone curious to see what the future might hold

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Book of Humans von Adam Rutherford

The Book of Humans

Adam Rutherford
A Brief History of Culture, Sex, War and the Evolution of Us
4.2 (209 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Book of Humans?

The Book of Humans (2018) is an accessible tour of evolutionary history. It illuminates both the many qualities we share with animals and the many others that set us apart. Incorporating the latest scientific discoveries from genetics and archaeology, it provides a thrilling compendium of the rich variety of life on Earth.

Wer The Book of Humans lesen sollte

  • People seeking a primer on evolutionary biology
  • Darwin enthusiasts
  • Animal lovers

Change & Evolution Bücher: Blockchain Chicken Farm von Xiaowei Wang

Blockchain Chicken Farm

Xiaowei Wang
And Other Stories of Tech in China's Countryside
3.8 (76 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Blockchain Chicken Farm?

Blockchain Chicken Farm (2020) is an examination of the way technology is entangled with everyday life. This sweeping survey of life in rural China unpacks the social, political, and economic changes we can expect in the twenty-first century.

Wer Blockchain Chicken Farm lesen sollte

  • Luddites skeptical about the impact of new technologies
  • Techno-utopians eager for more critical insights
  • Anyone interested in forecasting the future

Change & Evolution Bücher: Black-and-White Thinking von Kevin Dutton

Black-and-White Thinking

Kevin Dutton
The Burden of a Binary Brain in a Complex World
4.4 (292 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Black-and-White Thinking?

Black and White Thinking (2020) examines the human brain’s irresistible impulse to sort things into binary categories: black and white, good and evil, right and wrong. The instinct to categorize is strong –⁠ and we have evolution to thank for it. But while categorization helped us survive in ancient times – when every trip into the forest was life or death – it’s become an obstacle in the modern world. Today, life’s rarely black-and-white, but often shades of gray.

Wer Black-and-White Thinking lesen sollte

  • Anyone fascinated by the human brain
  • People who love to pick apart the intricacies of language
  • Those who want to think more clearly in their daily lives

Change & Evolution Bücher: Open von Johan Norberg


Johan Norberg
The Story of Human Progress
4.5 (65 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Open?

Open (2020) traces the progress of ancient and modern human accomplishments, and reveals that behind all of our major advancements is a policy of openness, tolerance, and free trade. You’ll see how, from the Phoenicians to the Dutch East India Trading Company, the free flow of commerce and ideas has led to wealth, innovation, and problem-solving that would have never been possible otherwise.

Wer Open lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Those interested in the Brexit debate
  • People keen to know the secrets of innovation and progress

Change & Evolution Bücher: Nine Nasty Words von John McWhorter

Nine Nasty Words

John McWhorter
English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever
4.0 (131 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Nine Nasty Words?

Nine Nasty Words (2021) is a foul-mouthed exploration of our linguistic taboos. This title picks apart exactly why some words come to be profane.

Wer Nine Nasty Words lesen sollte

  • Language-lovers aiming to deepen their appreciation of words
  • Salty talkers looking to pick up new profanity
  • Anyone curious about the origin of taboos

Change & Evolution Bücher: Grand Transitions von Vaclav Smil

Grand Transitions

Vaclav Smil
How the Modern World Was Made
4.3 (242 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Grand Transitions?

Grand Transitions (2020) offers a sweeping overview of global transitions, from population growth to environmental changes. It examines the ways that we’ve shaped the world, for better or worse, and looks at the challenges facing humanity in the decades to come.

Wer Grand Transitions lesen sollte

  • People who want to understand world history, and how we got where we are today
  • Environmentalists, and anyone interested in the state of the planet
  • Realists looking for a future forecast based on facts

Change & Evolution Bücher: Some Assembly Required von Neil Shubin

Some Assembly Required

Neil Shubin
Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
4.1 (43 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Some Assembly Required?

Some Assembly Required (2020) is an approachable account of the great transformations in the history of life. Paleontologist Neil Shubin started his career looking to fossils for the answers to life’s greatest questions – but with recent scientific advancements, he argues that studying DNA reveals more about the journey we took to become human.

Wer Some Assembly Required lesen sollte

  • People interested in the history of evolution
  • Science enthusiasts
  • Anyone who loves an amazing factoid

Change & Evolution Bücher: Exercised von Daniel E. Lieberman


Daniel E. Lieberman
Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding
4.3 (251 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Exercised?

Exercised (2020) is a cutting-edge account of physical activity, rest, and human health. Drawing on groundbreaking research in the fields of exercise science, evolutionary theory, and anthropology, it presents a unique account of the human body’s needs and abilities.

Wer Exercised lesen sollte

  • Fitness fanatics interested in a broader view of health and exercise
  • Exercise-avoiders seeking to change their ways for good
  • Amateur anthropologists and armchair doctors

Change & Evolution Bücher: Work von James Suzman


James Suzman
A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots
4.2 (84 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Work?

Work (2020) is an anthropological history of the human relationship with work. From the first single-celled bacteria in the oceans billions of years ago to the unprecedented wealth inequality we experience today, Work is a sweeping history of what motivates our species. 

Wer Work lesen sollte

  • All those wondering whether they have a “bullshit job”
  • Deep-divers who love human history and how we got here
  • People who worry about how they spend their time

Change & Evolution Bücher: Transcendence von Gaia Vince


Gaia Vince
How Humans Evolved Through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time
4.2 (257 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Transcendence?

Transcendence (2020) is a wide-ranging overview of humanity’s history, from its beginnings on the savannas of Africa to the globe-spanning civilization of today. This multifaceted exploration shows how fire, language, beauty, and time came to define our species.

Wer Transcendence lesen sollte

  • History buffs seeking a deep look at the past
  • Armchair anthropologists curious about the origins of human society
  • Anyone interested in what makes humans human

Change & Evolution Bücher: Extra Life von Steven Johnson

Extra Life

Steven Johnson
A Short History of Living Longer
4.4 (59 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Extra Life?

Extra Life (2021) looks at some of the breakthroughs that allowed the global human life expectancy to double in just one hundred years. From seat belts to explosives, from Ireland to Constantinople, it’s an account as gripping as it is wide-ranging.

Wer Extra Life lesen sollte

  • History buffs interested in lesser-known tales from times past 
  • Medical nerds fascinated by the history of human health
  • Humanitarians who want to learn from past progress

Change & Evolution Bücher: Israel von Daniel Gordis


Daniel Gordis
A Concise History of a Nation Reborn
3.9 (140 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Israel?

Israel (2016) offers a big-picture historical overview of the small but mighty country. From its improbable beginnings to its controversial wars with neighboring Arab states, Israel’s evolution is a story of change, tragedy, and victory. 

Wer Israel lesen sollte

  • History buffs interested in Europe and the Middle East
  • News junkies eager to be more informed about a controversial subject
  • Anyone curious about the modern political landscape

Change & Evolution Bücher: On the Fringe von Michael D. Gordin

On the Fringe

Michael D. Gordin
Where Science Meets Pseudoscience
4.0 (113 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in On the Fringe?

On the Fringe (2021) delves into what defines a pseudoscience along historical and philosophical lines. With the rise of climate-change deniers and anti-vaxxers, understanding the demarcation between science and pseudoscience has a newfound urgency. By exploring pseudosciences such as astrology, the flat-Earth model, and ESP, we can learn about the nature of science in both the past and the present.

Wer On the Fringe lesen sollte

  • Historians, scientists, and philosophers
  • Astrology enthusiasts
  • Climate-change activists

Change & Evolution Bücher: Arabs von Tim Mackintosh-Smith


Tim Mackintosh-Smith
A 3,000 Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires
4.2 (186 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Arabs?

Arabs (2021) is a deep dive into the 3,000-year history of the people we know as Arabs. It’s an exploration of the forces that gave birth to the idea of Arabs as a group – and the forces that have kept them apart ever since. 

Wer Arabs lesen sollte

  • Lovers of a good yarn
  • Those fascinated by transnational histories
  • News junkies looking to go deeper

Change & Evolution Bücher: Zero von Charles Seife


Charles Seife
The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
4.4 (327 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Zero?

Zero (2000) is the fascinating story of a number banned by the ancient Greeks and worshipped by ancient Indians. Zero – as well as its twin, infinity – is a number that’s been at the heart of both mathematics and philosophy over the centuries.

Wer Zero lesen sollte

  • Popular science enthusiasts
  • History buffs curious about how concepts have evolved over time
  • Philosophers interested in everything . . . and nothing

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Epigenetics Revolution von Nessa Carey

The Epigenetics Revolution

Nessa Carey
How Modern Biology is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance
4.6 (327 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Epigenetics Revolution?

The Epigenetics Revolution (2011) is an overview of the cutting-edge field of epigenetics – looking at the various factors that interact with your genes and modify the way they behave in order to make you, you. From mental health to obesity, it examines the fascinating and often unexpected ways that epigenetics can influence our lives and health.

Wer The Epigenetics Revolution lesen sollte

  • Science enthusiasts interested in biology’s new frontiers
  • Dinner-party sages looking to wow friends with fascinating scientific wisdom
  • Amateur psychologists open to an epigenetic interpretation of trauma

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Emerald Planet von David Beerling

The Emerald Planet

David Beerling
How Plants Changed Earth's History
4.6 (38 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Emerald Planet?

The Emerald Planet (2007) looks at the central role plants have played in shaping the planet and its environment. New research makes use of plants, both fossilized and living, to explain how the planet got where it is, and where it might go in the future. The Emerald Planet inspired a three-part BBC series called How to Grow a Planet.

Wer The Emerald Planet lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in plant biology and paleobotany
  • People who want to learn more about ancient mass extinctions
  • Evolutionary science enthusiasts

Change & Evolution Bücher: Hooked von Michael Moss


Michael Moss
Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions
4.2 (288 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Hooked?

Hooked (2021) explores our complex relationship with processed food. It explains why certain foods leave us wanting more, and reveals how our brain chemistry and our evolutionary biology are exploited by the fast-food industry.

Wer Hooked lesen sollte

  • Parents wanting to give their children a healthy start
  • Anyone struggling to lose weight
  • Psychology buffs looking for fresh insights

Change & Evolution Bücher: What is Life? von Erwin Schrödinger

What is Life?

Erwin Schrödinger
With Mind and Matter and Autobiographical Sketches
4.4 (290 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in What is Life??

What is Life? (1944) is a classic scientific text based on a series of lectures given at Trinity College, Dublin, by famous physicist Erwin Schrödinger. Though Schrödinger was a physicist, these lectures addressed issues in biology and genetics –⁠ primarily the fundamental question of how physics and chemistry can account for the processes that occur within living organisms. The concepts he explored went on to spark a revolution in genetics, inspiring, among others, the biologists James D. Watson and Francis Crick, who together proposed the double helix structure of DNA.

Wer What is Life? lesen sollte

  • Science geeks
  • Big-picture thinkers, ponderers, and questioners
  • Anyone who loves getting to the bottom of how the universe works

Change & Evolution Bücher: A Brief History of Motion von Tom Standage

A Brief History of Motion

Tom Standage
From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next
4.3 (94 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Brief History of Motion?

A Brief History of Motion (2021) provides a revealing overview of the history, and possible future, of the automobile. From the invention of the wheel, to early steam engine contraptions and the enticing promises of automated cars, you’ll find out how these vehicles changed the course of human history, and the unexpected problems they’ve caused along the way. 

Wer A Brief History of Motion lesen sollte

  • Gearheads
  • Anyone concerned about climate change 
  • Investors wondering about the future of transportation

Change & Evolution Bücher: Drunk von Edward Slingerland


Edward Slingerland
How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization
4.5 (565 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Drunk?

Drunk (2021) is a scientific and historical inquiry into the evolutionary reasons why humans started getting drunk. Drunk examines how inebriation helped our ancestors evolve into creative, communal, cultural beings, and considers whether or not alcohol is an appropriate tool for the modern age.

In the audio version of these blinks, you'll hear "Also Sprach Zarathustra," composed by Richard Strauss, made available under a Creative Commons Attribution license by Kevin MacLeod. Thanks, Kevin! 

Wer Drunk lesen sollte

  • Anyone who drinks
  • People curious about human behavior
  • Anyone interested in evolution

Change & Evolution Bücher: Our Wild Calling von Richard Louv

Our Wild Calling

Richard Louv
How Connecting with Animals Can Transform Our Lives—and Save Theirs
4.5 (44 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Our Wild Calling?

Our Wild Calling (2020) examines how humans and other animals can enjoy mutually beneficial relationships. It explores stories and philosophy from the ecological movement, and outlines how we can move toward a more hopeful future for all Earthlings. 

Wer Our Wild Calling lesen sollte

  • Nature lovers looking for inspiration
  • Office dwellers seeking ways to reconnect with nature
  • Anyone looking for direct ways to respond to global climate change

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Human Instinct von Kenneth R. Miller

The Human Instinct

Kenneth R. Miller
How We Evolved to Have Reason, Consciousness, and Free Will
4.0 (233 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Human Instinct?

The Human Instinct (2018) is a celebration of humanity’s development of reason, consciousness, and free will through the process of evolution. It shows that our remarkable capacities are all the more unique for having arising from natural origins.

Wer The Human Instinct lesen sollte

  • Theologians, philosophers, scientists, and anyone else interested in the condition of our peculiar species
  • Anyone curious about evolution and what it means for humanity
  • Humans who enjoy contemplating our place in creation

Change & Evolution Bücher: A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century von Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein

A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century

Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein
Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life
3.9 (418 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century?

Hunter Gatherers (2021) explores the mismatch between our evolutionary tendencies and our modern environments. It outlines how seemingly innocuous aspects of contemporary living are harming us, and stifling our true nature and potential.

Wer A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century lesen sollte

  • Psychology buffs looking for fresh insights
  • Anyone interested in evolutionary biology
  • Fans of natural history

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Narrow Corridor von Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson

The Narrow Corridor

Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
4.3 (150 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Narrow Corridor?

The Narrow Corridor (2019) weaves together a rich tapestry from disparate parts of history to answer the question: Why do some countries achieve liberty while others do not? From the ancient city of Uruk to Revolutionary America, from 1950s China to modern-day Argentina, it examines the conditions that enable governments and citizens to thrive as one –⁠ and the consequences when this fails to occur.

Wer The Narrow Corridor lesen sollte

  • Fans of world history, philosophy, economics, and political science
  • Citizens concerned about the fate of liberty in their countries
  • Anyone fascinated by a gripping historical tale

Change & Evolution Bücher: 1491 von Charles C. Mann


Charles C. Mann
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
4.5 (208 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in 1491?

1491 (2005) is a study of the Western Hemisphere before 1492, the year in which an Italian sailor employed by the Spanish empire first set foot in the Americas. Within a century of Columbus’s “discovery” of the New World, some of humanity’s most sophisticated cultures had all but disappeared. In 1491, Charles Mann sets out to recover their ways of life and remarkable achievements.

Wer 1491 lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Myth-busters 
  • Americaphiles

Change & Evolution Bücher: Why We Eat (Too Much) von Andrew Jenkinson

Why We Eat (Too Much)

Andrew Jenkinson
The New Science of Appetite
4.2 (180 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Why We Eat (Too Much)?

Why We Eat (Too Much) (2021) illuminates the new science of metabolism. An exploration of how our bodies process the calories we eat into the fuel that keeps our cells running, it demolishes old myths about the value of dieting. When we really understand appetite, it argues, we can finally begin eating healthfully rather than attempting to starve our bodies into submission. 

Wer Why We Eat (Too Much) lesen sollte

  • Frustrated dieters 
  • Science lovers 
  • Sugar addicts

Change & Evolution Bücher: Why the Universe Is the Way It Is von Hugh Ross

Why the Universe Is the Way It Is

Hugh Ross
3.7 (96 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Why the Universe Is the Way It Is?

Why The Universe Is the Way It Is (2008) takes you on a cosmic journey from the Big Bang to the mysteries of time, all while exploring the universe's beauty and complexity. With a perfect balance of science and theology, it's a must-read for the curious and contemplative.

Wer Why the Universe Is the Way It Is lesen sollte

  • Curious cosmic explorers
  • Theological scientists
  • “Big picture” modern philosophers

Change & Evolution Bücher: Thunderstruck von Erik Larson


Erik Larson
4.4 (34 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Thunderstruck?

Thunderstruck (2006) is the true story of two seemingly unrelated people, an inventor and a murderer. Set in Edwardian England, the lives of the men intersect in one of the most suspenseful criminal cases in history.

Wer Thunderstruck lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Narrative nonfiction lovers
  • Erik Larson fans

Change & Evolution Bücher: Longpath von Ari Wallach


Ari Wallach
Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs - an Antidote for Short-Termism
4.3 (260 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Longpath?

Longpath (2022) is written to change the way you think about humankind. By teaching the lessons of the Longpath mentality, it shows how to break the bad habit of short-term thinking and embrace a mentality that helps connect humanity’s past, present, and future in order to make a better world. 

Wer Longpath lesen sollte

  • Individuals interested in improving their connection to others
  • Anyone held back by short-term thinking
  • Policymakers at the local, state, or federal level

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Future is Faster Than You Think von Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler

The Future is Faster Than You Think

Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives
4.1 (128 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Future is Faster Than You Think?

The Future is Faster Than You Think (2020) examines how converging exponential technologies (AI, robotics, 3D printing, CRISPR, Blockchain) are reinventing every industry this decade. Starting with flying cars and artificial intelligence, it explores and predicts the future of industries including retail, manufacturing, transportation, health care, education, finance, and insurance. It also offers a vision for how these technologies can be applied to address many of the world’s most pressing problems.

Wer The Future is Faster Than You Think lesen sollte

  • Futurists hungry for big-picture technology visions
  • Anyone interested in AI in the real world
  • Innovation geeks

Change & Evolution Bücher: If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal von Justin Gregg

If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal

Justin Gregg
What Animal Intelligence Reveals about Human Stupidity
4.3 (195 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal?

If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal (2022) takes a playful yet profoundly meaningful look at what makes humans so different from the other animals on the planet. In doing so, it makes a strong case for why the human mind may be dangerously unsuccessful from an evolutionary standpoint.

Wer If Nietzsche Were a Narwhal lesen sollte

  • Animal lovers and pet owners
  • Science geeks
  • People worried about the fate of humanity

Change & Evolution Bücher: How the World Really Works von Vaclav Smil

How the World Really Works

Vaclav Smil
The Science of Our Past, Present and Future
4.4 (552 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in How the World Really Works?

How the World Really Works (2022) tackles a paradox at the heart of the modern world: we’ve never had so much information at our fingertips and never known so little about how things actually work. Of course, we can’t be experts in everything. But, Vaclav Smil argues, it’s our duty as citizens to be informed about the basics – the big questions that shape our societies and their futures.

Wer How the World Really Works lesen sollte

  • History and science enthusiasts
  • Anyone interested in how their food gets made
  • Those wondering what energy actually is

Change & Evolution Bücher: Smart Work von Jo Owen

Smart Work

Jo Owen
The Ultimate Handbook for Remote and Hybrid Teams
4.4 (88 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Smart Work?

Smart Work (2022) is a handbook for leaders navigating the post-pandemic transition into a world of remote and hybrid work. These are challenging times for managers, argues author Jo Owen. What worked in the office won’t necessarily work in remote teams. But if there’s one thing Covid-19 showed us, it’s that we can adapt – fast. And change is a good thing, he insists. Why? Well, mastering these challenges isn’t just about future-proofing your job – it’ll also make you a better leader. 

Wer Smart Work lesen sollte

  • Leaders and managers 
  • Team players 
  • Self-starters

Change & Evolution Bücher: Future Stories von David Christian

Future Stories

David Christian
What's Next?
4.2 (349 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Future Stories?

Future Stories: What’s Next? (2022) explains the roots of how we make decisions about the future and illuminates the urgent responsibility on humanity’s shoulders today, with a multidisciplinary approach to time informed by biology, philosophy, and cosmology.

Wer Future Stories lesen sollte

  • Historians – both amateur and professional
  • Anyone concerned about climate change
  • Those interested in being a better human

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Evolution of Desire von David M. Buss

The Evolution of Desire

David M. Buss
Strategies of Human Mating
3.6 (55 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Evolution of Desire?

The Evolution of Desire (1994) drew on the largest study of human mating at the time to analyze the evolutionary foundations that lie behind our everyday desires and mating preferences. It was updated with new material in 2016.

Wer The Evolution of Desire lesen sollte

  • Psychology nerds
  • Individuals looking to attract a mate
  • Anyone curious about how our deepest desires work

Change & Evolution Bücher: What’s Our Problem? von Tim Urban

What’s Our Problem?

Tim Urban
A Self-Help Book for Societies
4.5 (431 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in What’s Our Problem??

What’s Our Problem (2023) offers a fun and unique perspective on the strange state of the modern world in which we live. Using the author’s iconic comedic style, it draws on observations from political theory, psychology, history, and modern-day events to explain what is going on in our society, and what we can potentially do to fix it.

Wer What’s Our Problem? lesen sollte

  • Followers of Tim Urban and his blog, Wait But Why
  • The socially-minded looking for clear and clever explanations of complex problems
  • Anyone confused and overwhelmed by the crazy state of the world

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Things We Make von Bill Hammack

The Things We Make

Bill Hammack
The Unknown History of Invention from Cathedrals to Soda Cans
4.4 (190 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Things We Make?

The Things We Make (2023) dispels the myth around some of the greatest and most ordinary inventions. It retells their making as a creative application of the engineering method, a principle that explains how people in ancient times built some of the marvels that still capture our imagination today.

Wer The Things We Make lesen sollte

  • Anyone fascinated about how things of beauty and utility are made
  • Engineering history buffs
  • Curious minds trying to apply the engineering method to their own lives

Change & Evolution Bücher: On the Origin of Time von Thomas Hertog

On the Origin of Time

Thomas Hertog
Stephen Hawking's Final Theory
4.6 (430 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in On the Origin of Time?

On the Origin of Time (2023) guides you through the humbling, stranger-than-fiction theories that the late physicist Stephen Hawking developed in the last two decades of his life. With quantum physics, holograms, and inspiration from Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory, it reveals what the great scientist came to believe about the origins of the universe.

Wer On the Origin of Time lesen sollte

  • Those curious about the origins of space and time
  • People fascinated by the multiverse

Anyone familiar with A Brief History of Time

Change & Evolution Bücher: Guns, Germs and Steel von Jared Diamond

Guns, Germs and Steel

Jared Diamond
The Fates Of Human Societies
4.1 (428 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Guns, Germs and Steel?

Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) is a short history of humanity over the last 13,000 years. The question it poses is as simple to state as it is hard to answer: Why did some parts of the world develop advanced technologies while others didn’t? It rejects explanations that rely on assumptions about the relative intelligence of different peoples. Instead, it argues that the divergence of human societies is best explained by natural factors such as climate, biology, and geology. 

Wer Guns, Germs and Steel lesen sollte

  • History buffs
  • Scientists
  • Anyone interested in the big picture of humanity’s development

Change & Evolution Bücher: Quantum Supremacy von Michio Kaku

Quantum Supremacy

Michio Kaku
How the Quantum Computer Revolution Will Change Everything
4.4 (394 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Quantum Supremacy?

Quantum Supremacy (2023) makes understanding the facts and theory behind quantum computers accessible and easy to understand for everyone. It traces the history of the modern computer and posits a future in which quantum computing takes on the challenges of humanity that are unsolvable with even the most powerful of modern supercomputers.

Wer Quantum Supremacy lesen sollte

  • People interested in quantum computers
  • The physics-curious
  • Future-forward thinkers

Change & Evolution Bücher: Saving Time von Jenny Odell

Saving Time

Jenny Odell
Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock
4.0 (368 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Saving Time?

Saving Time (2023) takes a deep dive into the complicated concepts surrounding time and the multitude of ways it can be experienced. Combining historical research, philosophical ideas, and social commentary, it offers new approaches to perceiving time that can help us learn to truly live in the present while looking toward a more hopeful future.

Wer Saving Time lesen sollte

  • Anyone curious about the concept of time
  • People suffering from a lack of time or burnout
  • Fans of history, science, and philosophy

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Metamorphosis von Franz Kafka

The Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka
4.7 (53 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Metamorphosis?

The Metamorphosis (1915) is an allegorical novella about what happens when the main character, Gregor Samsa, is transformed into a bug. It grapples with the themes of alienation, the absurdity of life, and the power of change.

Wer The Metamorphosis lesen sollte

  • Anyone interested in a compelling short story classic
  • People struggling with the absurdity of life or the feeling of alienation
  • Students of twentieth-century literature

Change & Evolution Bücher: Disruptive Thinking von T. D. Jakes

Disruptive Thinking

T. D. Jakes
A Daring Strategy to Change How We Live, Lead, and Love
3.5 (325 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Disruptive Thinking?

Disruptive Thinking (2023) is a guide to unlocking your potential and turning adversity into opportunity. By learning to understand and leverage disruption, you can kickstart your most profound personal and professional metamorphosis yet.

Wer Disruptive Thinking lesen sollte

  • Leaders seeking to pave the way with care
  • Community champions doing God’s work
  • Trailblazers looking to grow their career

Change & Evolution Bücher: When You're Ready, This Is How You Heal von Brianna Wiest

When You're Ready, This Is How You Heal

Brianna Wiest
4.6 (430 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in When You're Ready, This Is How You Heal?

When You're Ready, This Is How You Heal (2022) invites you on a profound journey of personal transformation. Explore poignant reflections and empowering insights that inspire you to embrace aspirations, navigate change, overcome limitations, and reclaim your true essence.

Wer When You're Ready, This Is How You Heal lesen sollte

  • Seekers of self-discovery and personal growth
  • Individuals navigating life transitions and seeking guidance
  • Anyone looking for empowering insights and transformative wisdom

Change & Evolution Bücher: Parable of the Sower von Octavia E. Butler

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler
A Novel
3.9 (150 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Parable of the Sower?

Parable of the Sower (1993) is the story of Lauren Olamina, a young woman who lives in a near-future dystopian California. When her home community succumbs to the destructive forces of the world around it, Lauren is forced onto the road in search of a new life. Throughout her journey, she gradually builds a new belief system, as well as kinship with a new community. 

Wer Parable of the Sower lesen sollte

  • Near-future science fiction fans
  • Lovers of Black and feminist literature
  • Fans of Octavia E. Butler

Change & Evolution Bücher: Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain von Lisa Feldman Barrett

Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain

Lisa Feldman Barrett
4.2 (76 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain?

Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain (2020) is an engaging exploration of the human brain that debunks numerous misconceptions along the way. It explains what brains are actually for, how they develop, what makes them unique, and why they’re often one step ahead of everything you do.

Wer Seven and a Half Lessons about the Brain lesen sollte

  • Neuroscience enthusiasts
  • People interested in the field of psychology
  • Anyone curious about human evolution

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Heat Will Kill You First von Jeff Goodell

The Heat Will Kill You First

Jeff Goodell
Life and Death on a Scorched Planet
3.9 (124 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Heat Will Kill You First?

The Heat Will Kill You First (2023) warns that extreme heatwaves are becoming more common and will dramatically alter life as we know it – they’re an existential danger. Rising temperatures are already changing the planet, shortening seasons and intensifying disasters. Drawing on scientific research and reportage, it argues that intensifying heat will expose societal fault lines and threaten our communities in dire new ways. Extreme heat may be the most serious threat humanity has ever faced.

Wer The Heat Will Kill You First lesen sollte

  • Concerned citizens who want to know more about the effects of climate change
  • Policymakers who need to understand the social implications of intensifying heatwaves
  • Environmental activists seeking evidence to convey the urgency of climate action

Change & Evolution Bücher: Immunity to Change von Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey

Immunity to Change

Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey
How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization
3.3 (223 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Immunity to Change?

Immunity to Change (2009) delves into the intricacies of human cognitive development – emphasizing that mental growth doesn't end in childhood, but instead continues throughout adulthood. It shows how understanding these adulthood developmental stages can be pivotal for effective leadership, and presents tools to confront and overcome the inherent resistances to change.

Wer Immunity to Change lesen sollte

  • Professionals aiming to enhance their leadership capabilities
  • Educators striving to foster advanced developmental thinking in students
  • Individuals dedicated to continuous personal growth

Change & Evolution Bücher: The Coming Wave von Mustafa Suleyman

The Coming Wave

Mustafa Suleyman
Technology, Power, and the Twenty-first Century's Greatest Dilemma
4.4 (146 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in The Coming Wave?

The Coming Wave (2023) is a wake-up call. Artificial intelligence and genetic engineering aren’t just technologies of the future; they’re already here, and remaking the world we live in. More than any transformative technology of the past, they have the ability to make the next decades the best in human history – or the worst. Which path our societies go down is up to us and our ability to think clearly about the risks and rewards ahead of us. 

Wer The Coming Wave lesen sollte

  • Those interested in AI ethics and impacts
  • Technologists and entrepreneurs
  • Policymakers and regulators

Change & Evolution Bücher: Foundation von Isaac Asimov


Isaac Asimov
4.6 (17 Rezensionen)

Worum geht's in Foundation?

Foundation (1951) looks at the crumbling of a galactic empire from the perspective of the planet Terminus, located on the Empire’s outer edge. Terminus is home to the Foundation, a community formed by a mathematician who could predict the future and the Empire’s inevitable demise. As the Empire crumbles, the Foundation gains increasing influence through a mixture of atomic power, religion, and economic savvy.

Wer Foundation lesen sollte

  • Sci-fi fans
  • Those who’ve watched the new Foundation television series and are curious about the books
  • Anyone who likes a good space opera

Ähnliche Themen