Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)Yuval Noah Harari (author)
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Nothing less than a history of humankind from the Stone Age to the present day, Harari’s ground-breaking volume makes spellbinding connections and devastating conclusions about where our species has been and where it is headed. A book which makes you look at the world anew, Sapiens delivers clear-headed wisdom and jaw-dropping insight on every page.
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
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 437 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm
'Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new.' - The Sunday Times
'Sapiens is a starburst of a book, as enjoyable as it is stimulating.' - The 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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