Matthias stom young man reading by candlelight

Young man reading by candlelight. (© Painted by Matthias Stom in the 17th century / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)

Natural History

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything — Bill Bryson, Broadway Books, 2004
  • An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics — Bradley W. Carroll and Dale A. Ostlie, Cambridge University Press, 2017 (first published 1995)
  • Origin Story: A Big History of Everything — David Christian, Little, Brown and Company, 2018
  • A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth — Peter Ward and Joe Kirschvink, Bloomsbury Press, 2016

Human History

  • Gods, Graves & Scholars — C. W. Ceram, Vintage, 1986 (first published in 1949)
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies — Jared Diamond, W.W. Norton & Company, 2017 (first published 1997)
  • The Silk Roads: A New History of the World — Peter Frankopan, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind — Yuval Noah Harari, Harvill Secker, 2014
  • A History of the World in 100 Objects — Neil MacGregor, Penguin Books, 2013
  • China: Land of Discovery and Invention — Robert K. G. Temple, Patrick Stephens Ltd, 1986
  • Mankind and Mother Earth: A Narrative History of the World — Arnold J. Toynbee, Oxford University Press, 1976
  • The Story of India — Michael Wood, BBC Books, 2008

German Books

  • Kleine Weltgeschichte — Alexander Demandt, FISCHER Taschenbuch, 2007
  • Geschichte im Überblick: Daten, Fakten und Zusammenhänge der Weltgeschichte — Imanuel Geiss, Anaconda, 2008
  • Brockhaus, die Bibliothek: Vom Urknall zum Menschen — ed. by Gernot Gruber, Vol. 1. Brockhaus, 1999
  • Vom Urknall zum modernen Menschen — Peter Ulmschneider, Springer, 2014

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