Non fiction books about the end of the world

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non fiction books about the end of the world

Apocalyptic Non-Fiction (34 books)

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Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2018

34 books based on 31 votes: The World Without Us by Alan Weisman, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond.
Alan Weisman

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To vote on existing books from the list, beside each book there is a link vote for this book clicking it will add that book to your votes. To vote on books not in the list or books you couldn't find in the list, you can click on the tab add books to this list and then choose from your books, or simply search. Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. This isn't fiction, folks! Our society is coming to an end; time for the dark ages to return!

Many of the best nonfiction books of the year so far ask readers to make change. In Charged , Emily Bazelon presses us to stop giving prosecutors so much power in the courtroom. These books, by literary scholars, journalists and experts across fields, give us the context we need to make better sense of the world around us. Here, the best 10 nonfiction books of so far. American courtrooms are meant to be equal playing fields for both the prosecution and the defense. In Charged , Bazelon follows the cases of two young defendants, blending in-depth reporting with a harrowing narrative that highlights what she views as the dangerous powers of prosecutors. Though the true-crime case inspired Lee to try to write another book, she likely never finished it, and Cep explores why.

Will the future be dystopian? Can the human race even survive climate change and the ongoing mass extinction? Or does technology promise a far better and more hopeful future? They explore the impact of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics, the emergence of molecular nanotechnology, the private-sector space race, as well as climate change, the threat of a global pandemic, and other questions. Each is followed by a link to my review on this site.

by Steve Coll

Voyage into the planet's past and future with Robert Macfarlane, return to Gilead in Margaret Atwood's explosive follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the dystopian classic Nineteen Eighty-Four. These are the books and literary moments to look out for in How can the story of an imaginary pig and a kindly barrista help solve any problem? Power through the 3pm slump, feel more productive, sleep well and lose unwanted weight. When Gustav Kleinmann and his son were seized by the Nazis in , it was the start of an unimaginable ordeal.

Yet I have barely managed to make it through a non-fiction book in my life. But since reading the news has started to fill me with a horror beyond belief, I have started to explore that side of the bookshop. But where to start? Recently I had the privilege of attending the Storia Summit - a gathering of leaders from around the world, mostly in the areas of human rights and socially conscious business, who are working on their own nonfiction books or memoirs. An event I would recommend to anybody from the bottom of my heart. More info here. Inspired and humbled by the wonderful leader of the summit, Ariane Conrad aka The Book Doula, as well as every single one of the incredibly accomplished and passionate attendees, I noted down as many as possible of the books, authors and references that were mentioned during the course on the back cover of my notebook.


  1. George C. says:

    What was the first memory given to jonas show me a picture of sleeping beauty

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