Ryan Boissonneault works professionally as a technical writer, holding master’s degrees in both technical writing and business administration. A self-taught student of philosophy and history, Ryan is an avid reader across the non-fiction genres, drawn to the bigger picture and to the universals of human nature, history, and ideas.
Here are the top eight nonfiction books coming out in June 2019. My plan is to review the first four. Conscious is a brief history of our understanding of consciousness; Conscience examines how we determine right and wrong from science and philosophy; Out of Our Minds is a fascinating take on the history of ideas; and The Royal Society is a new take on the history of the Royal Society, the club that created modern scientific thought.
- Conscious: A Brief Guide to the Fundamental Mystery of the Mind by Annaka Harris
- Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition by Patricia Churchland
- Out of Our Minds: What We Think and How We Came to Think It by Felipe Fernández-Armesto
- The Royal Society: And the Invention of Modern Science by Adrian Tinniswood
- Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane
- The Doomsday Calculation: How an Equation that Predicts the Future Is Transforming Everything We Know About Life and the Universe by William Poundstone
- The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life by John Brockman
- This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta