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What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?
Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human.
Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us.
In this bold and provocative audiobook, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going.
ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY
'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack Obama
'Jaw-dropping from the first word to the last... It may be the best book I've ever read' Chris Evans
'Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Radiates power and clarity' Sunday Times
'It altered how I view our species and our world' Guardian
'Startling... It changes the way you look at the world' Simon Mayo
'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species' Bill Gates
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APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
If you’ve ever lamented the state of the world and the environmental and political chaos swirling all around us, this book is for you. Israeli historian Yuval Harari argues that the roots of humanity’s current problems can be found by tracing our footsteps way, way back in time. Sapiens—a breakaway hit around the world—explores our species’ history by following a series of cognitive, agricultural and scientific revolutions that occurred over the course of 100,000 years and up to the present. Harari uses critical insights and philosophical reflections to deliver takeaway lessons about the past that could help shape our future.
‘Tasmania’ is NOT an Aboriginal name
Thoroughly immersive and captivating in most parts. Sadly stuck in the white ages when referencing ‘Australian’ First Nations his-story.
Blak Douglas, 2021
Far to ideological and far less scientific then I would have liked. I wanted to learn about history of sapiens not about your views on the moral good or bad of events. Save your time and money
Opinion not facts
A soothing voice as long as you don’t listen to the actual words. The historical narrative is fine, but the analysis of why things happened is presented as fact when it is clearly opinion. Useful book if you are fifteen and want to impress other fifteen year olds. Or if you want to argue in youtube comment sections. Anywhere where people are unlikely to be equipped to fact-check you.