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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 30/04/2015
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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.

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
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 469 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new.' - Sunday Times

'Sapiens is a starburst of a book, as enjoyable as it is stimulating.' - Sunday Express 

'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species.' - Bill Gates

'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth.' - Barack Obama

'Jaw dropping from the first word to the last... It may be the best book I've ever read.' - Chris Evans

'Tackles the biggest questions of history and the modern world... Written in unforgettably vivid language.' - Jared Diamond

'Startling... It changes the way you look at the world.' - Simon Mayo

'One of the best books I've read recently... Gives an excellent overview of how our species has developed.' - Lily Cole

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Richard Watson

““There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.””

I have to admit I found a key aspect of "Sapiens" quite shocking. Yuval Noah Harari makes the point that almost everything we hold dear - business, human rights, democracy, religion - is based solely on... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
13th March 2015
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“Making History interesting and gripping to read!”

Writing the history of human kind sounds a terrifying task for both reader and writer. However, this book was beautifully written and making it a gripping read. Giving examples on how Human kind has evolved over time... More

Paperback edition
29th June 2015
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“A strange look at evolution”

As a historian, I must firstly point out that Harari is a historian lecturing at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. This book takes on an altogether different approach and look at the evolution of man, comparing the... More

Paperback edition
9th May 2015
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