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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by [Harari, Yuval Noah]
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"A rare book...thrilling and breathtaking" The Observer "I have just read Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens. It is brilliant. Most likely the best - and I have read very many - on the history of humankind. I have never read anything better" -- Henning Mankell "Full of shocking and wondrous stories" Sunday Times "Sapiens is a starburst of a book, as enjoyable as it is stimulating" Sunday Express "Reading it is like having a mental massage, cold shower and brisk workout, and all in the comfort of your own home" -- Esther Rantzen Mail on Sunday

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What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? This bestselling history of our species challenges everything we know about being human.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7610 KB
  • Print Length: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; 01 edition (4 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846558239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846558238
  • ASIN: B00K7ED54M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,159 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #215 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A truly outstanding book, Riveting from the first page. Yuval takes you on a journey through human history along paths you never knew existed. He manages to weave evolution, culture, law, history and politics in the most entertaining and engaging way. The only book I could compare this to would be Bill Bryson's " A Short History of Nearly Everthing" because of the way that Yuval has condensed the most complex concepts into simple and enjoyable reading
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Brilliant and thought-provoking. The author examines humans' history from the year dot onwards. His style is clear and accessible. When there are differing arguments or interpretations of situations, he presents them all and leaves the readers to make up their minds. He asks interesting questions along the lines of, are we any happier than our ancestors of 200 years ago?
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Harari creates lots of interesting perspectives (like the domestication of humankind...by wheat) and lots of provocative what ifs for our future. Who are we, what do we really want, are we doomed to 'defunct-ness' and will rats and cockroaches really rule the future? I had more questions than answers at the end...but then I suspect that's pretty much the point of the book. For the thinkers among us.
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I have read much of what Jared Diamond has written and to a certain extent this is a book in the same vein. However, I appreciated it much more than Diamond's The Third Chimpanzee. Hariri examines the forces that have shaped us and comes to some very cogently argued conclusions, which I will not repeat here - please read the book. The very end of the book meanders in to some only half-directed hypothesising, but the st more than makes up for that.
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Sapiens takes he reader on a remarkable journey through the history of our species and generates new perspectives on where we've come​ from, and where we're going as a species. Incredibly thought-provoking.
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I enjoyed this book. There are lot of detailed interesting facts that I had not come across. His over all argument about the direction of hummo sapiens history, as well as what makes us different from other species is interesting. No a light read, but a very worthwhile one. I learnt a great deal while sometimes being surprised. Well argued. There are overview chapters introducin sections which are a great help. Not my area so I wouldn't want to comment on its historical or anthropological accuracy. Set me thinking, and I am glad I read it.
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A well written account of humanity's journey from the year dot until the present day. The narrative is totally gripping calling for more than one late night and - BLISS - faultlessly edited throughout. Couldn't find a single error; if only all books were like this. Much credit to all concerned
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I think I've just read my favourite book. It's a fabulous piece of work that spans more than 70000 years of human history. It speaks of the past, our present and our possible future in ways that breaks barriers and truly makes you rethink our existance. Can't wait to read it again. 10/10, fabulous, incredible, mind bender, the matrix of the book world.
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