Top 10 of Bill Gates’s favorite books about technology

In today’s world of technology and mobile phones, we are gradually increasing our distance against books. But many great persons and great minds still believe in books and in fact books can be the best knowledge provider for anyone.

Books can always be your best friend. The great minds of today’s world are all constructed through the small sentences in those valuable books.

If you are confused about what books you should read and you want some suggestions don’t take it from us but we are giving you the list preferred by Bill Gates. As Bill Gates said, “Reading is still the main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding”.

The list of books.

01. Life 3.0 (by Max Tegmark) –

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If you have a keen interested in technology and want to know about how artificial intelligence works, then this is the perfect book for you.  Max Tegmark’s Life 3.0 tries to rectify the situation of today’s world and the importance of AI in it.

Written in an accessible and engaging style, and aimed at the general public, the book offers a political and philosophical map of the promises and perils of the AI revolution.

02. Should We Eat Meat (By Vaclav Smil) –

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if you are stuck in between two choices of eating meat and not eating meat, and if you want to know how meat consumption influence humans, then this is a must read for you?
This book is a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary examination and critique of meat consumption by humans, throughout history and around the world.

Vaclav Smil sets the scene with a chapter on meat’s role in human evolution and its growing influence during the development of agricultural practices, the book goes on to examine modern production systems, their costs, efficiencies, and outputs.

03. Contain Multitudes (By Ed Yong) –

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Ed Yong explores the nature of the close relationship between bacteria and animals in his new book. In “I Contain Multitudes”, he not only discusses how bacteria benefit us, he uses bacteria to provide a new perspective for looking at the life within and around us.
If you are curious about the human body and bacteria Or you want to get knowledge about medical sciences then this is the best book for you.

04. The Emperor of All Maladies (By Siddhartha Mukherjee) –

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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer is a book written by Siddhartha Mukherjee, an Indian-born American physician, an oncologist. It was Published on 16 November 2010 by Scribner and it won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.

Many doctors become storytellers too, and Mukherjee is no exception he has undertaken one of the most extraordinary stories in medicine: a history of cancer, which kills more than 7 million people every year.

He writes it in the form of a biography in the life of cancer. It is an epic story that he seems compelled to tell, the way a passionate young priest might attempt a biography of Satan

05. Behind the Beautiful Forevers ( Katherine Boo) –

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if you want to get an instance about the life of the people leaving in the slums of Mumbai then you should go for this book. It is a non-fiction book written by the Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo in 2012

In this book, she talks about life in a slum in Mumbai. The book Follows the interconnected lives of several residents, including a young trash picker, a female “slumlord,” and a college student.

06. Homo Deus (By Yuval Noah Harari) –

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This book is obviously a great treat for all the technology lovers out there. At the heart of this spellbinding book is a simple but chilling idea: human nature will be transformed in the 21st century because intelligence is uncoupling from consciousness.

The book tells us about the adverse effects of ever-increasing technology and how humankind will be destroyed one day

07. Enlightenment Now (by Steven Pinker) –

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It is a 2018 book written by Canadian-American cognitive scientist Steven Pinker. This book is based on high optimistic thinking. The book Shows our progress with data that health, prosperity, safety, peace, and happiness tended to rise worldwide; and explains the cognitive science of why this progress should be appreciated. He looks at 15 different measures of progress to explain how and why the world is getting better.

08. Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air (by David MacKay) –

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If you want to know about how energy is produced and how it can be produced in a sustainable manner, this might be a great book for you to start initially. Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this enlightening book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scale—for Europe, the United States, and the world.

09. Energy Myths and Realities (By Vaclav Smil) –

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this great book brings science to the Energy policy debate debunks the most common fallacies to make way for a constructive, scientific approach to the global energy challenge.
When will the world run out of oil? Should nuclear energy be adopted on a larger scale? Are ethanol and wind power viable sources of energy for the future? Vaclav Smil advises the public to be wary of exaggerated claims and impossible promises.

10. The Most Powerful Idea in the World (By William Rosen) –

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If you have a keen interest on innovation and want to get some motivation or else if you want to get some good knowledge about how innovation started since the 16th century then this is the perfect partner for you.

This book tries to explain why the chronological and economic advances derived from this new scientific outlook come disproportionally from England. The author provides a historical perspective of the development of technology relevant to the invention of the steam engine.

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