Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

July 20, 2019 - Comment

The global phenomenon. The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller., Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us., We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us

The global phenomenon. The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller., Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us., We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind’s extraordinary history – from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age – and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world ‘It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language., You will love it!’ Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel ‘Unbelievably good. Jaw dropping from the first word to the last’ Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Yuval’s follow up to Sapiens, Homo Deus, is available now.

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Anonymous says:

Assertions, assertions, assertions… Evidence, please. ‘Sapiens’ is a short telling of the entire human history, from pre-anatomically modern humans through the agricultural and scientific revolutions and to the present. Or so it attempts to be.Unfortunately, this enormous task is the book’s own undoing. There is no room for any indepth discussions about the various complex issues, and no room to discuss the evidence. The book is filled with assertion after assertion, and virtually nothing to back them up. I looked in the reference…

Anonymous says:

Over praised Well worth reading but not as good or essential as most reviews indicate. Its a while since I read it but I do definitely remember, I found many of the arguments and examples unconvincing and often misinterpreted. I bought this mainly to gain insight into mankind’s earliest experiences of civilisation roughly summaried as Fire, Agriculture, Towns, Writing, the Wheel but was disappointed. Obviously almost everything before writing has to be mainly conjecture , but I found the limited amount of…

Anonymous says:

Over-rated book If you are a believer, this book is a total waste of time. It is not at all a history of humankind, as it follows the scientific route. Yet to find scientists who can provide something which, when they are dating something, confirms without any shadow of a doubt that it was there at the beginning!

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