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Sapiens

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A Brief History of Humankind

by Yuval Noah Harari

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2015

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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth.

Today there is just one.  Us.  How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance?  Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms?  How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism?  And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, 'Sapiens' challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future.

ISBN:
9780099590088
9780099590088
Category:
General & world history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Random House
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x37mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Yuval Noah Harari

Dr Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialising in World History.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind has become an international phenomenon attracting a legion of fans from Bill Gates and Barack Obama to Chris Evans and Jarvis Cocker, and is published in over forty-five languages worldwide. It was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and was in the Top Ten for over nine months in paperback.

His follow-up to Sapiens, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow was also a Top Ten Bestseller and was described by the Guardian as ‘even more readable, even more important, than his excellent Sapiens’.

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  • Large review of our short history

    by on

    Shows humans as a small speck in natural history, a humbling read. I appreciate the investigation into possible or likely causes of how humanity has changed.

  • Sapiens

    by on

    Excellent book, everybody should read this.