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Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Harari
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens (2015) traces the evolution of our species – from the rise of our most ancient ancestors to our current place in the modern, technological age. How have we, a species of hairless, tailless ape, managed to completely dominate the entire planet? These blinks show you the developments and trends that have allowed Homo sapiens to rise to the top.

  • People curious about why our species – Homo sapiens – came to rule the world
  • Those who want to know how humans ended up living in a capitalist world community
  • Participants in Mark Zuckerberg’s Year of Books

Yuval Noah Harari works as a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and specializes in world and military history. Sapiens is his first international bestseller; it has been translated into 26 languages.


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