Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Social Sciences Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Discover Malcolm Gladwell's breakthrough debut and explore the science behind viral trends in business, marketing, and human behavior. The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed best seller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.
- Author: Malcolm Gladwell
- Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Social Psychology & Interactions
2. 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!: Including the "12-Day Communication Challenge!"
+ 2019 Readers Choice Awards, First Place Winner, Advice category + 2019 International Book Awards, Award-Winning Finalist in the Parenting and Family category What if a few simple skills could radically improve your life, marriage, and ALL your relationships? 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere! is an excellent 'How-To Guide' teaching some of the basics for practicing the key skills that will help you identify and overcome communication barriers and achieve relationship success with the important people in your life--your spouse or partner, child or children, parents, siblings, friends, co-workers, customers--everyone! Plus, there are Self-Review Questions and Action Items at the end of several of the chapters. These skills will help you to: Listen with greater empathy and understanding to what the other person is saying and feeling Avoid listening blocks to effective communication Engage in empathic dialogue to achieve mutual understanding Manage conflicts and disagreements calmly and successfully Nurture your relationships on a consistent basis Experience the power of expressing gratitude and appreciation And more... You will also get the 12-Day Communication Challenge! This Action Guide at the end of the book will help you practice a particular skill step each day thus growing in confidence and ability as you do. The book is excellent to read and discuss as a couple, or in a book club or small group. GET THE BOOK NOW! CLICK ON THE "BUY NOW" BUTTON ABOVE and start growing your skills to strengthen your marriage, family, and all your relationships!
- Author: Bento C. Leal III
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (May 14, 2017)
- Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
- ISBN: 978-1546581734
- Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.28 x 8 inches
3. Man and His Symbols
Man and His Symbols owes its existence to one of Jung's own dreams. The great psychologist dreamed that his work was understood by a wide public, rather than just by psychiatrists, and therefore he agreed to write and edit this fascinating book. Here, Jung examines the full world of the unconscious, whose language he believed to be the symbols constantly revealed in dreams. Convinced that dreams offer practical advice, sent from the unconscious to the conscious self, Jung felt that self-understanding would lead to a full and productive life. Thus, the reader will gain new insights into himself from this thoughtful volume, which also illustrates symbols throughout history. Completed just before his death by Jung and his associates, it is clearly addressed to the general reader. Praise for Man and His Symbols “This book, which was the last piece of work undertaken by Jung before his death in 1961, provides a unique opportunity to assess his contribution to the life and thought of our time, for it was also his firsat attempt to present his life-work in psychology to a non-technical public. . . . What emerges with great clarity from the book is that Jung has done immense service both to psychology as a science and to our general understanding of man in society, by insisting that imaginative life must be taken seriously in its own right, as the most distinctive characteristic of human beings.” — Guardian “Straighforward to read and rich in suggestion.” —John Barkham, Saturday Review Syndicate “This book will be a resounding success for those who read it.” — Galveston News-Tribune “A magnificent achievement.” — Main Currents “Factual and revealing.” — Atlanta Times
- Author: Carl G. Jung
- Publisher: Dell Publishing Co., Inc. (September 1, 1968)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
- ISBN: 978-0440351832
- Dimensions: 4.15 x 1.05 x 6.8 inches
4. How to Talk to Anyone About Anything: Improve Your Social Skills, Master Small Talk, Connect Effortlessly, and Make Real Friends (Communication Skills Training)
Discover the Art of Masterful Conversations With this POWERFUL Guide! Have you always struggled with making small talk and want to stop feeling awkward? Do you wish to be able to tell stories where your listeners hang on to your every word? Do you wish you had the courage, the confidence, and the charisma to meet new people and make friends with them? If you’ve answered yes, this is the book for you! How to Talk to Anyone About Anything: Improve Your Social Skills, Master Small Talk, Connect Effortlessly, and Make Real Friends is your complete guide to help you do just that. The chapters within this book cover everything you need to know to fully embrace your true self and become the most enthralling conversationalist in ANY room! With this powerful guide to becoming a better communicator, you will: Stand tall as you uncover your potential and harness the power of your confidence Hone your listening skills to establish stronger connections with everyone around you Ask the right questions and make seamless conversations with colleagues, bosses, and potential partners Make conversations and interactions less daunting using powerful tips on how you can master the art of small talk Find out how to tell, structure, and design amazing stories to tell people based on your own life experiences Become more confident and charismatic in every area of your life and watch as your relationships improve and your networks grow Strengthen relationships, whether it be for work or your personal life , and improve your overall wellbeing and success And so much more! Every chapter within is broken down with easy-to-follow stories and information, laced with quick-fire facts and tips you can put into action right now. This means instant, positive changes from the moment you read the first chapter. Even if you’ve always been the wallflower, with How to Talk to Anyone About Anything you will learn to improve your social skills, master small talk, connect effortlessly, and make real friends — wherever, whenever! How to Talk to Anyone About Anything is the perfect guide for people looking to connect with people better! Scroll up, Click on “Buy Now with 1-Click”, and Grab a Copy Today!
- Author: James W Williams
- Publisher: Independently published (March 24, 2021)
- Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
- ISBN: 979-8727982488
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.42 x 8 inches
5. Classical Mythology A to Z: An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places
An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology. Classical Mythology A-to-Z is a comprehensive and engrossing guide to Greek and Roman mythology. Written by Annette Giesecke, PhD, Professor of Classics and Chair of Ancient Greek and Roman Studies at the University of Delaware, this brilliant reference offers clear explanations of every character and locale, and captures the essence of these timeless tales. From the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus and the heroes of the Trojan War to the nymphs, monsters, and other mythical creatures that populate these ancient stories, Giesecke recounts, with clarity and energy, the details of more than 700 characters and places. Each definition includes cross-references to related characters, locations, and myths, as well their equivalent in Roman mythology and cult. In addition to being an important standalone work, Classical Mythology A-to-Z is also written, designed, and illustrated to serve as an essential companion to the bestselling illustrated 75th-anniversary edition of Mythology by Edith Hamilton, including 10 full-color plates and 2-color illustrations throughout by artist Jim Tierney.
- Author: Annette Giesecke
- Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2020)
- Genre: History, World
- ISBN: 978-0762470013
- Dimensions: 8 x 1.65 x 9.75 inches
6. You Have the Right to Remain Innocent
An urgent, compact manifesto that will teach you how to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future when talking to police. Law professor James J. Duane became a viral sensation thanks to a 2008 lecture outlining the reasons why you should never agree to answer questions from the police—especially if you are innocent and wish to stay out of trouble with the law. In this timely, relevant, and pragmatic new book, he expands on that presentation, offering a vigorous defense of every citizen’s constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Getting a lawyer is not only the best policy, Professor Duane argues, it’s also the advice law-enforcement professionals give their own kids. Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American. Reflecting the most recent attitudes of the Supreme Court, Professor Duane argues that it is now even easier for police to use your own words against you. This lively and informative guide explains what everyone needs to know to protect themselves and those they love.
- Author: James Duane
- Publisher: Little A (September 20, 2016)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
- ISBN: 978-1503933392
- Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7 inches
7. The ABC's of LGBT+: (Gender Identity Book for Teens, Teen & Young Adult LGBT Issues)
Seeking a Deeper Understanding of Gender Identity? “Ash Hardell's The ABC's of LGBT+ serves as a powerful tool for those that might be questioning their own identity, as well as for those seeking a deeper knowledge….” ― Everyone Is Gay #1 Best Seller in Transgender Studies, Bisexuality, and Sexuality & Pregnancy The ABCs of LGBT+ is a #1 Bestselling LGBT book and is essential reading for questioning teens, teachers or parents looking for advice, or anyone who wants to learn how to talk about gender identity. Ash Hardell (formerly Ashley Mardell), a beloved blogger and YouTube star, answers your questions about: LGBT and LGBT+ Gender identity Gender dysphoria Teens in a binary world The LGBT family And more Understanding gender identity and gender dysphoria. The 21st Century has seen very positive movement for LGBT+ rights. The overturning of DOMA, the SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Marriage Equality Act, American transgender politicians elected to office, and landmark moments such as Apple becoming the most valuable company in the world under the leadership of an openly gay CEO have advanced LGBT awareness and understanding. The trusted voice of Ash Hardell. We are living in a post-binary world where gender fluency and awareness of gender identity and a real understanding of our LGBT family is essential. Ash Hardell, one of the most trusted voices on YouTube, presents a detailed look at all things LGBT+ in this remarkable book. Along with in-depth definitions, personal anecdotes, helpful infographics, resources, and more; Hardell’s LGBT book is proof it does get better every day in a world where people are empowered by information and understanding. If you have liked books such as Queer, 2nd Edition ; You and Your Gender Identity ; This Book is Gay ; or This Is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids , you will love The ABC's of LGBT+ by Ash Hardell.
- Author: Ashley Mardell
- Publisher: Mango; Illustrated edition (November 8, 2016)
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Personal Health
- ISBN: 978-1633534094
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.1 inches
8. National Geographic Family Reference Atlas 5th Edition (National Geographic Family Reference Atlas of the World)
This exquisitely updated edition of National Geographic's popular and reader-friendly Family Reference Atlas features authoritative maps, detailed artwork, and explanatory graphics--an indispensable source of information for inquiring minds, young and old. In these richly illustrated pages, every country in the world is represented by a detailed map within its geographical context and also its flag, key statistics, and secondary maps with environmental and population information. Special sections feature maps and facts about the ocean, the solar system, and the universe beyond. Newsworthy topics from climate change and human migration to languages and digital connectivity are explained in maps, graphics, and photos. Fully indexed, and written to engage all ages, this indispensable atlas belongs in every family library.
- Author: National Geographic
- Publisher: National Geographic; 5th edition (October 6, 2020)
- Genre: Reference, Atlases & Maps
- ISBN: 978-1426221446
- Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.35 x 14 inches
9. The Best and the Brightest
David Halberstam’s masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain. "A rich, entertaining, and profound reading experience.”— The New York Times Using portraits of America’ s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country’s recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded. It is an American classic. Praise for The Best and the Brightest “The most comprehensive saga of how America became involved in Vietnam. . . . It is also the Iliad of the American empire and the Odyssey of this nation’s search for its idealistic soul. The Best and the Brightest is almost like watching an Alfred Hitchcock thriller.” — The Boston Globe “Deeply moving . . . We cannot help but feel the compelling power of this narrative. . . . Dramatic and tragic, a chain of events overwhelming in their force, a distant war embodying illusions and myths, terror and violence, confusions and courage, blindness, pride, and arrogance.” — Los Angeles Times “A fascinating tale of folly and self-deception . . . An absorbing, detailed, and devastatingly caustic tale of Washington in the days of the Caesars.” — The Washington Post Book World “Seductively readable . . . It is a staggeringly ambitious undertaking that is fully matched by Halberstam’s performance. . . . This is in all ways an admirable and necessary book.” — Newsweek “A story every American should read.” — St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- Author: David Halberstam
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; Anniversary edition (October 26, 1993)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
- ISBN: 978-0449908709
- Dimensions: 6.06 x 1.18 x 9.19 inches
10. The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2: Another 150 Serial Killer Files of the World's Worst Murderers (An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers)
Our first volume caused such an impact that we’ve decided to bring you the long-awaited Volume 2 of the most comprehensive Serial Killer encyclopedia ever published! Murderers or monsters, normal people turned bad or people born with the desire to kill; it doesn’t matter where they come from, serial killers strike dread into our hearts with a single mention of their names. Hunting in broad daylight or stalking from the shadows, we are their prey and their hunt is never done until they are caught or killed. With a worrying number of them living in our communities, working alongside us at our places of employment and sharing the same spaces where we spend time with our families, serial killers are typically just another neighbor that we barely think about. A worrying thought, to be honest. In The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2 we go through the lives of 150 serial killers who allowed themselves to fall under the influence of their darkest desires and took the lives anywhere from one to one hundred victims; we speak of their motives and how their stories ended ( if they ended…), and remind you of the fear and pain that they left behind. But what can you expect from The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2? You will find such things as: An excellent A-Z list of all of these deadly killers, allowing you to reference the encyclopedia whenever you need to find out more about any single murderer. All of the uncensored details of their crimes, with much effort taking into account to describe their horrific acts. Important information on their date and place of birth, date of arrest and number of victims, among other facts. A list of Trivia facts for each killer, allowing you to learn more about their personalities and any films or documentaries made about them. So, with nothing more to add – it’s only time now for you purchase this book and begin learning about 150 of the sickest, most dangerous serial killers in world history. This is the next level in murder: are you ready to learn about the evilest men and women in history?
- Author: Jack Rosewood
- Publisher: Independently published (November 21, 2019)
- Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, True Crime
- ISBN: 978-1710307795
- Dimensions: 7 x 0.98 x 10 inches