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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

2011 . Non-fiction, History, Science . Yuval Noah Harari

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Everyone

About the book

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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.

Year:

2011

Language:

English

Publisher:

Vintage

Pages:

512

Reviews

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Vivek S

1 week ago

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Must read book

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Jens Sudmeier

4 weeks ago

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Amazing book that gives a good and brief introduction to the long history of humanity. The most interesting are the factual writing and "fun facts" that are sprinkled throughout the whole book

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Peter Mogensen

1 month ago

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Teriffic book about the human race!

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David Williams

1 month ago

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Read it because so many people have and I think it has some really insightful things to say and is very interesting. I was blown away initially but his other books aren't as good and really brought home to me how there are 2 or 3 really insightful excellent ideas in here but the same ideas get brought in to many contexts over and over.

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New York Times Best Sellers image

3 months ago

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How Homo sapiens became Earth’s dominant species.

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Colin Hively

4 months ago

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Awesome read, perspective shifting!

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Beatriz Marañon Straarup

6 months ago

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Definitely get the hype

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Nanna Schmidt

6 months ago

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Læste den som en del af pensum på antropologi, og den er virkelig spændende og tankevækkende. Den kan klart anbefales - også som “fritidslæsning”!

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Tyler Heywood

9 months ago

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Sometimes can be misleading in terms of facts but a great read and very eye opening regardless

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Kristian Nolting

9 months ago

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Gray book until Yuval tries to predict the future.

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Markus Marañon Straarup image

10 months ago

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A truly enlightening review of what makes us human, how strong and simultaneously weak our social constructs are, and what the future - may - hold. In short a reality check on our human reality.

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Kevin Maloney

1 year ago

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Superb retelling of human history.