Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)

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Is there anything more dangerous than dissatisfied and irresponsible gods who don’t know what they want?

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

‘A swash-buckling account that begins with the origin of the species and ends with post-humans’ – The Guardian

A specialist in World History, military history and medieval history, Yuval Noah Harari is best known for his investigations into macro-historical questions concerning the relationship between history and science, the origins of mankind and its future. Amongst his publications are the bestselling books Sapiens and Homo Deus.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099590088

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“Making History interesting and gripping to read!”

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