The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake*** (2012)
Sheldrake offers some controversial hypotheses about morphogenetic fields, but his chief value lies in challenging metaphysical naturalism in science.
The Better Angels of our Nature *** by Steven Pinker (2011)
Pinker offers very interesting and carefully evidenced grounds for optimism about human progress in avoiding violent conflict.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind* by Yuval Noah Hariri (2014)
A wide, multi-disciplinary survey of the whole of human history, that can help make us aware of the variety of conditions affecting us – particularly those of biology