Sapiens is a brief history of humankind, written by Yuval Noah Harari. The book explores the evolution of our species from homo erectus to sapiens, and highlights the important events and inventions that have shaped human civilisation. Sapiens also looks at modern-day humans and their impact on the planet, as well as predicting potential future developments in science, technology and society.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone interested in learning more about human history and civilisation. It offers a comprehensive overview of our species, from its earliest origins to the present day. Sapiens also provides insights into potential future trends, making it an essential read for anyone who wants to stay up-to-date on global affairs.
- Harari is a gifted storyteller, and the book is easy to read
- It provides an overview of human history that is both informative and entertaining
- Sapiens challenges traditional thinking about science, technology and society
- The author occasionally inserts his own political beliefs into the text, which can be jarring and off-putting.
- The book is quite dense and may be difficult for some readers to get through.
- Although it contains a great deal of information, Sapiens does not cover every topic in depth.
Learn more about the author
Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian and author. He has taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 2001, and was a research fellow at Oxford University in 2002-2003. His first book, “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”, was published in 2014 to widespread acclaim.
“One of the most insightful and awe-inspiring books I have ever read.”
” Harari is an absolutely terrific writer… I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the history and future of our species.”
“Sapiens is a groundbreaking book, bursting at the seams with far-reaching ideas. It tackles big questions and provides some startling answers.”
“Harari is able to condense 7 million years of human evolution into a page-turning history lesson. . .”