By Yuval Noah Harari

  • Release Date : 2014-09-04
  • Genre : Social Science
  • FIle Size : 22.70 MB
Score: 4.5
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Sapiens 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, palaeontology 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.

'Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international bestseller. 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


  • Us we ain’t all bad! But then again we ain’t all good!

    By Ready to get rich Rob
    I found this book while looking for information on success stories! What a book! Possibly all kids should study this story over the bible! A bare bones reflection on what we are and how we are told with humour and with an independent stance. In fact I’m going to start reading it again, you will be a different person after!
  • Everyone should read this book

    By Nicolaskos
    A truly synoptic reading of human kind
  • Brilliant

    By Just_Imagine
    Absolutely and utterly brilliant. The amount of other books this gives context to is incredible. Any non-fiction you would want to read, this book links to it in some way. It's a long book, but definitely worth the time and money. The amount of information is fascinating about our human history, and before us. READ IT.
  • Sapians - A history or mankind

    By JP Bass
    Absolutely stunning book. Can put it down, change your mind, outlook on life. Pick it up again and it will still provoke your thoughts and stays relevant.
  • Most pleasurable educational experience.

    By LilyBritton
    It is a pleasure to listen to the theories and knowledge of Harari, in a light and witty tone. Highly recommend for all who want to know more about where we as humans come from, without trailing through the history books.
  • It should be required reading for all

    By DMS London
    Thought provoking and makes one re-assess the human race and how we’ve got where we are.
  • I cant read my purchase

    By Dfguiii
    I have purchased this article but everytime i tap to read it takes me to ibooks but does not show up Any suggestions?
  • It just isn’t very good

    By King George 69th
    I find it perplexing that people have rated this book so highly. Interesting but in parts far from accurate
  • History made readable

    By Mikkaël
    Brilliantly written. An amazing book on the human history.
  • Continuously Tantalised My Cranium!

    By LotusDNA
    I have finally come to the end of this book, and never did it seize to amaze my understanding of our humanity as we know it. "Sapiens" brings a new light to what we understand what we are and where we are heading. Also a great ending for a perfect start to a following book. Excited to go on to the next book "Homo Deus"!