This book offers a fascinating and sweeping look at human history, from our early hunter-gatherer days to the present. Author Yuval Noah Harari provides readers with insightful commentary on humanity’s progress, as well as its setbacks. Sapiens is an engrossing read that will leave you contemplating the nature of humankind and our future.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in learning about the history of human kind. It offers a wide range of information, from our early hunter-gatherer days to present day. Author Yuval Noah Harari provides insightful commentary on how humans have progressed, as well as where we may be headed in the future. Sapiens is an engrossing read that will leave you contemplating the nature of humankind and our future.
- Provides a sweeping look at human history
- Insightful commentary on humanity’s progress and setbacks
- Engrossing read
- The author’s commentary can be dense and difficult to follow at times.
- The book is very long, and may not be suitable for everyone.
- It can be challenging to read a history book that covers such a large time period.
Learn more about the author
Yuval Noah Harari is a history professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written for The New York Times, Time, and Foreign Policy magazines.
“Sapiens is a groundbreaking book, with immense implications for understanding our species and its history. It offers clear explanations of otherwise obscure concepts, making it an excellent choice for those wishing to learn more about human evolution.”
“A riveting and insightful look at the history of humankind . . .”
“A brilliantly written, blisteringly intelligent history of our species… Harari is a dazzling thinker and writer, spinning tales from science and history to give us a sweeping perspective on humanity. He poses some tough questions about the present and future course of our civilization, but offers ample food for thought in answering them.”
“If you are interested in history, but also want to know where we may be going in the future, then Harari’s book is a must read. He makes difficult concepts understandable and provides much food for thought.”