Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Yuval Harari)
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A Brief Introduction by the Author
Why Do I recommend it?
In one sentence:
This is the best book I have read in the last 10 years!
It is recommended by people like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Barack Obama and has been a #1 international bestseller for a long time.
"Sapiens" makes you think about how we live, what makes us happy and gives a brief glimpse into what we should do in the future.
It's not the usual (boring) history book, but the story of us humans and the story of human happiness (or the lack of it).
Have a look at a brief introduction by Prof. Harari himself on the YouTube movie above.
Even if you don't like reading books, I guarantee you:
That book will blow your mind.
You will love reading it!
So I always recommend it to everyone.
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Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Number Of Pages: 464
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Release Date: 2018-05-15
#1 New York Times Bestseller
The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, now available as a beautifully packaged paperback
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?
Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.