Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Professor Yuval Noah Harari tackles the vast subject of humankind in this bold, brilliant and award-winning book.
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. How have we evolved? What makes us a species? What makes us ‘sapiens'?
Despite such a complex undertaking, this study looks at the human story as if just another species from the lens of science. Discover how agriculture and civilisation was quite the deception, how hunter-gatherers worked less and enjoyed less stress than today, how storytelling can power empires, and how a small island like Britain came to rule much of the world.
Readable and laced with fascinating insights and humour, Harari has knitted an array of topics into one engaging read. And one that has become an international sensation - this will change your view on the world - and perhaps the world itself.