Instead of reading the latest paranormal teen romance novel or the tawdry ¬ì50 Shades of Grey,¬î why not dive into something more substantial this summer?
If that sounds appealing then the Pardee RAND Graduate School has some suggestions for you ¬ó 10 to be exact. The school on Thursday released a list of books that can change the way people look at the world.
The selected books consist of several different genres, such as political science, politics, psychology and more.
The books are also diverse date-wise. The newest, ¬ìIt¬ís Even Worse Than It Looks,¬î was published in 2012, and the oldest, ¬ìDemocracy in America,¬î was published in 1835.
The books on the list are:
¬ï ¬ìThinking, Fast and Slow,¬î by Daniel Kahnman ¬ó psychology
¬ï ¬ìBureaucracy,¬î by James Q. Wilson ¬ó political science
¬ï ¬ìHow to Solve It,¬î by George P√≥lya ¬ó mathematics
¬ï ¬ìHow to Lie with Statistics,¬î by Darrell Huff ¬ó statistics
¬ï ¬ìThe Visual Display of Quantitative Information,¬î by Edward R. Tufte¬ó analytic design
¬ï ¬ìEverything is Obvious* Once You Know the Answer: How Common Sense Fails Us,¬î by Duncan J. Watts ¬ó sociology
¬ï ¬ìIt¬ís Even Worse Than It Looks,¬î by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein ¬ó politics
¬ï ¬ìDemocracy in America,¬î by Alexis de Tocqueville ¬ó political science
¬ï ¬ìRepresentations of the Intellectual,¬î by Edward W. Said ¬ó cultural studies
¬ï ¬ìSmart Choices,¬î by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney and Howard Raiffa ¬ó leadership
Professor David Kennedy, who selected ¬ìEverything is Obvious* Once You Know The Answer: How Common Sense Fails Us,¬î notes, ¬ìIt¬ís a great look at how historical events often have common sense explanations that are useless for public policy development.¬î