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Reading is one of the best ways to expand your knowledge and understanding of the world. Not only can it improve your analytical thinking and communication skills, but it can also provide insight into different cultures and perspectives. Andrew Taylor has selected the 50 most influential books of all time for their lasting impact on society and the world. These books explore timeless themes, present revolutionary ideas, and challenge the status quo. Reading these books can help you to better understand the history of the world, the evolution of ideologies, and the development of complex societies. It can also provide you with a deeper appreciation of literature, philosophy, and science. Through these books, you can gain a greater understanding of the world around us and gain a valuable insight into the minds of some of the greatest thinkers of all time. In his book Books That Changed The World: The 50 Most Influential Books in Human History Andrew Taylor discusses all 50 books and their impact on the world.

Here is the list of the books he talks about:

The Iliad by Homer

The Histories by Herodotus

The Analects by Confucius

The Republic by Plato

Odes by Horace

Geographia by Ptolemy

Kama Sutra by Mallanaga Vatsyanna

Canon of Medicine by Avicenna

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Atlas by Gerard Mercator

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

First Folio by William Shakespeare

Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei

Principia Mathematica by Isaac Newton

Dictionary by Samuel Johnson

The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Common Sense by Thomas Paine

Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

On Liberty by John Stuart Mill

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

The Telephone Directory

The Thousand and One Nights by Sir Richard Burton

A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion

Poems by Wilfred Owen

Ulysses by James Joyce

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence

If This is a Man by Primo Levi

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

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