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TitleSapiens
AuthorYuval Noah Harari
ISBN-
ImprintYuval Noah Harari Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages443

Description

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens 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 In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical and sometimes devastating breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities Have we become happier as history has unfolded Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries 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.

Reviews

Maciek

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the ... (Sign in to see more)


Liad Magen

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world.I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet.


Moran

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I m usually not very excited about reading about it But this book was something else Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know and about how the author thinks the world evolved to what it is today Revo... (Sign in to see more)


William1

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

This book is a superficial gloss on human history Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p 304 of 416.Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims the downside of the Agricultura... (Sign in to see more)


Marc Gerstein

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

Had I stopped reading after the first section, I d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn t aloe reviewers to go higher But I didn t stop I kept reading, until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do than skim, and eventually, to just skipping large chunks.It ... (Sign in to see more)


Petra X

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that s probably because I ve read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically as authors on this subject quite often do on the l... (Sign in to see more)


Adina

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

It is again unpopular opinion time It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love Well, someone has to Here we go with the review Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum Sapiens beginning was... (Sign in to see more)


Andy

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author making a lot of s... (Sign in to see more)


Tanja Berg

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

Rating 5 out of 5 This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind altering I am convinced by this author s arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later human evolution, but it is... (Sign in to see more)


David

Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari

This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans Physically, the book is beautiful the glossy paper makes it heavy as well What really makes the book interesting is the unique po... (Sign in to see more)


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