Early Civilization History Books

Last updated: January 2, 2012
  1. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
    1. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond Published: April 17, 1999 Score: 22.79
  2. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
    2. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee Published: August 9, 2011 Score: 21.46
  3. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
    3. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition by Jared Diamond Published: January 4, 2011 Score: 20.28
  4. At Home: A Short History of Private Life
    4. At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson Published: October 4, 2011 Score: 15.64
  5. Twelfth Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles)
    5. Twelfth Planet: Book I of the Earth Chronicles (The Earth Chronicles) by Zecharia Sitchin Published: March 27, 2007 Score: 4.51
  6. The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)
    6. The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.) by Matt Ridley Published: June 7, 2011 Score: 4.1
  7. Salt: A World History
    7. Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky Published: January 28, 2003 Score: 2.55
  8. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
    8. The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined by Steven Pinker Published: October 4, 2011 Score: 2.39
  9. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
    9. The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Score: 2.33
  10. Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
    10. Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky and Richard M Davidson Published: April 18, 2006 Score: 1.91
  11. Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future
    11. Why the West Rules--for Now: The Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future by Ian Morris Published: October 25, 2011 Score: 1.91
  12. A Sand County Almanac
    12. A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold and Stewart L. Udall Published: August 7, 2006 Score: 1.86
  13. Civilization: The West and the Rest
    13. Civilization: The West and the Rest by Niall Ferguson Published: November 1, 2011 Score: 1.45
  14. The Last Days of the Incas
    14. The Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie Published: June 17, 2008 Score: 1.26
  15. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
    15. Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen Published: October 14, 2003 Score: 1.12
  16. How the Irish Saved Civilization (Hinges of History)
    16. How the Irish Saved Civilization (Hinges of History) by Thomas Cahill Published: February 1, 1996 Score: 1.1
  17. Civilization and Its Discontents
    17. Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud and Louis Menand Published: January 17, 2005 Score: 1.06
  18. The Path to Tyranny: A History of Free Society's Descent into Tyranny
    18. The Path to Tyranny: A History of Free Society's Descent into Tyranny by Michael E. Newton Published: May 17, 2010 Score: 0.87
  19. The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization
    19. The Book that Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization by Vishal Mangalwadi Published: May 10, 2011 Score: 0.85
  20. Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (Large Print 16pt)
    20. Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes (Large Print 16pt) by Mir Tamim Ansary Published: May 21, 2010 Score: 0.81
  21. The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
    21. The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself by Daniel J. Boorstin and Christopher Cazenove Published: April 14, 2010 Score: 0.8
  22. How Civilizations Die (And Why Islam Is Dying Too)
    22. How Civilizations Die (And Why Islam Is Dying Too) by David Goldman and Tom Weiner Published: September 20, 2011 Score: 0.8
  23. Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today (FT Press Science)
    23. Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today (FT Press Science) by David P. Clark Published: May 22, 2010 Score: 0.8
  24. Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius
    24. Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius by Sylvia Nasar Published: September 13, 2011 Score: 0.75
  25. The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
    25. The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome by Susan Wise Bauer Published: March 17, 2007 Score: 0.71

See also:

  1. Ancient History Books
  2. Ancient Incan History
  3. Mayan History Books
  4. Prehistory Books
  5. Assyria, Babylonia & Sumer History Books
  6. Ancient Egyptians History Books
  7. Aztec History Books
  8. Ancient African History Books
  9. Candice Bergen Biographies
  10. Software Design, Testing & Engineering Books
  11. Women Writers in Women Studies Books
  12. Christian Evangelism Books
  13. Introductory & Beginning Programming Books
  14. Teaching Test Guides
  15. French Books on Cassette
  16. Veterinary Parasitology
  17. Torah Books
  18. Special Diet Cooking Books
  19. Federal Jurisdiction Law Books
  20. Cancun & Cozumel Travel Guides