Nev Okyay's favorite nonfiction books

A Listmania! list by Nev Okyay
The list author says: "My nonfiction all time favorite books. NOT in order."
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
1.  Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
The list author says:
  "some answers to why some cultures developed faster than others.  pretty amazing book."
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
2.  Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer
The list author says:
  "There are two sides to every story.  Be sure to read The Climb
by Boukreev regarding the same disaster.  Another fascinating climb
story is Touching the Void by Joe Simpson."
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A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
3.  A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition by Bill Bryson
The list author says:
  "Reality is truly stranger than fiction."
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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
4.  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "Check out also other books by Malcolm Gladwell.  All very interesting."
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The God Delusion
5.  The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
The list author says:
  "This is just one of the books Dawkins wrote, all very informative."
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When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?
6.  When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin
The list author says:
  "funny, very funny guy.  Title misleading.  It is not about Jesus nor pork chops.  Good book about Jesus's life is Jesus interrupted by bible expert Bart Ehrman."
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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto
7.  In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan
The list author says:
  "interesting, only if you eat food."
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Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street
8.  Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street by William Poundstone
The list author says:
  "difference between gambling and investing, optimum way to gamble/invest. Check out also Priceless by the same author."
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The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future
9.  The Predictioneer's Game: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
The list author says:
  "predicting the future with game theory."
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
10.  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
The list author says:
  "Seemingly about motorcycle maintenance, but it is about the history of philosophy."
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Where is the Kindle edition for The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell? 1 Aug 13, 2013
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