Whether you are looking for a Christmas gift or searching for some enjoyable reading for yourself over the festive season, there is a huge selection of non-fiction to choose from. We can help you to make your choices with our selection of five of the best books published in 2015.

If you want to find out about the Silk Road, what it's like to fly a Boeing 747, explore the cultural dimension of sea shells or discover the history of autism, check out IBTimes UK's pick of 2015's finest non-fiction.