Gharajedaghi, J. (2011). Systems thinking: managing chaos and complexity : a platform for designing business architecture (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Morgan Kaufmann.

The Gene: an intimate history by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

The Silk Roads: a new history of the world by Peter Frankopan. See also an interesting podcast of discussion between Peter Frankopan and Kwasi Kwarteng about the issues raised in the book, organised by Intelligence2,