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Sapiens

Non-Fiction, Education
Paperback Published on: 30/04/2015
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Sapiens
An Eye Opening Experience
There are good books and there are great books and then there are books which have the power to make you see the world in a completely different way. This ... READ MORE
Penelope Bullock at Lancaster
Sapiens
Amazing feat of writing
There have been many good publications on history, but a good comprehensive history of human history is seldom seen. And Sapiens is just that, a beautiful,... READ MORE
Anne van Dam
Sapiens
Brilliant
I've been intrigued by this book for quite a while, but I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I actually did. The author is not actually dumping informati... READ MORE
Diana O. at Aylesbury
Sapiens
facinating
for me this is a book in which to dip in and out of. Each entitled chapter is short and manageable, and is accompanied by photographs and illustrations. H... READ MORE
emily@waterstonestorquay
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A book which aims to explain why society is structured the way it is and how society has come about. However, what we get is philosophical rambling gene... READ MORE
Joshua at Berkhamsted
Sapiens
Brilliant, easy to read, and informative
I loved this book. Although it is a big book, it is so well written that it was easy to read very quickly. It feels more like a conversation than a lecture... READ MORE
Isabel at Romford

Synopsis

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: 437g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 37 mm

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Sapiens
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 MORE
kayleigh senior
Sapiens
“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 ... READ MORE
Richard Watson
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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 differ... READ MORE
Tom Baines
Sapiens
Engaging and Thought-Provoking
This is a slightly odd book blending historic narrative with storytelling, that challenges readers to think through the assumptions they have in relation t... READ MORE
laurathered
Sapiens
Totally immersive
I was thoroughly immersed in this book from the first chapter; it is a comprehensive and exciting inspection of humanity since its split with apes. What ha... READ MORE
Leonie Robertshaw
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Extremely enjoyable
Deals with big subject deftly - extremely readable and very enjoyable.
JAMES GALL
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A masterpiece
Harari’s beautiful writing style allows non-historians like me access to his account of the history of mankind. I find it hard to disagree with any of the ... READ MORE
Christopher White
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Brilliant book should be made compulsory reading in all secondary schools. Not just interesting and knowledgeable but thought provoking. Every household sh... READ MORE
Roy Reynolds
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I could not put this book down!
This book should be mandatory in school.
Rhys  Owens
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yes
yes
JAMES W PETERS
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5/5
This book makes connections to topics that go unnoticed, it explores different aspects of science and culture - just a brilliant book to make you think.
Gareth Williams
Sapiens
Magnificent!
I have never read something so intriguing I want to learn more! It was a pleasure to read and was very much in depth!
Tamara Williams
Sapiens
Both thought provoking and scientifically disappointing.
A large book that has the pretence of objective scientific reflection. It starts out as a very interesting account of History but unfortunately ends with... READ MORE
Jason Cummings
Sapiens
A provactive look at human history
Yuval attempts to give a snapshot of humankind and our evolution over the millennia. This book is truly fascinating from start to finish as it gives a pe... READ MORE
Haydn  Corrodus
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Fresh
Although I have not finished the book yet, it takes a whole new approach on our predecessors put over clearly and wittily
Julian Lusardi
Sapiens
Fascinating
I loved this book, it is a really accessible, informative education in the origins of our species and human nature.
Rhiannon Puar
Sapiens
Civilizational Paradigms!
Wheat domesticated us! Faith,Culture and Art are our legacies from time immemorial. Primal traits of Sapiens are inclusiveness and salesmanship to rule out... READ MORE
Sayantani Majumder
Sapiens
Superb
Beautiful macro-level discussion of human history.
Martin Painter
Sapiens
mindblowing
so good
Lorie Flowers