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Product Type: Historical Fiction
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Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Edition : 2015
  • Language : English
  • Genre : Historical Fiction
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"Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari stands as a compelling testament to the intricacies of the human experience. With accolades such as being hailed as "interesting and provocative" by Barack Obama, the book challenges conventional wisdom, prompting readers to reconsider their understanding of what it means to be human.

Harari, a distinguished historian and intellectual, takes us on a journey through the vast expanse of time, from Earth's 4.5 billion-year history to the mere fraction during which Homo sapiens emerged and became the dominant species. Within the pages of this bold and captivating narrative, Harari delves into the essence of humanity, posing profound questions about our brilliance, our deadliness, and the unique traits that define us as Sapiens.

The book forces us to confront the brevity of our presence on Earth, emphasizing the speed with which our species has not only adapted but also conquered the planet. As readers delve into the pages, they encounter a reevaluation of their understanding of the human story—how we arrived at this point and the trajectory that lies ahead.

Noteworthy for its boldness and provocative nature, "Sapiens" has earned its place among The Guardian's 100 Best Books of the 21st Century. Harari's narrative skillfully weaves together history, anthropology, and philosophy, challenging readers to contemplate the intricacies of our shared past and the profound implications for our future. As a beacon of intellectual curiosity, this book invites readers to ponder the grand tapestry of human history and the enigmatic path that lies ahead.


From the Back Cover

"Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari is a thought-provoking journey through the evolution of Homo sapiens, offering a compelling narrative that spans the course of human history. Harari explores the key turning points and revolutions that have shaped the destinies of societies, from the Cognitive Revolution to the Agricultural Revolution and beyond.

In this captivating exploration, Harari challenges conventional wisdom, providing fresh insights into our shared past and raising profound questions about the future of humanity. The book delves into the collective myths, cultural shifts, and technological advancements that have defined the human experience, shaping our societies and influencing the trajectory of our species.

With clarity and engaging storytelling, Harari invites readers to contemplate the impact of human cooperation, cultural innovations, and the interconnectedness of global narratives. "Sapiens" is a compelling and accessible account that transcends disciplines, inviting readers to reconsider their understanding of history and the forces that have molded the modern world.


About the Author

Yuval Noah Harari:

Prof Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialising in World History. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind has become an international phenomenon attracting a legion of fans from Bill Gates and Barack Obama to Chris Evans and Jarvis Cocker, and is published in 65 languages worldwide. It was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and was in the Top Ten for over nine months in paperback. His follow-up to SapiensHomo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow was also a Top Ten Bestseller and was described by the Guardian as 'even more readable, even more important, than his excellent Sapiens'. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, was a Number One Bestseller and was described by Bill Gates as 'fascinating' and 'crucial'. Harari worked closely with renowned comics illustrator Daniel Casanave and co-writer David Vandermeulen to create his latest book, an adaptation of his first bestseller, Sapiens Graphic Novel: Volume 1.