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.
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 sixty 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 Sapiens, Homo 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.
I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the
history and future of our species * Bill Gates *
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 *
Tackles the biggest questions of history and the modern world... Written in unforgettably vivid language * Jared Diamond *
Startling... It changes the way you look at the world * Simon Mayo *
One of the best books I've read recently... Gives an excellent overview of how our species has developed * Lily Cole *
Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new * Sunday Times *
Sapiens is packed with heretical thinking and surprising facts. This riveting, myth-busting book cannot be summarised in any detail; you will simply have to read it -- John Gray * Financial Times *
Would this book be suitable for a highly intelligent 12+ year old boy who is an exceptionally vivid reader on most subjects? Or would it be too in depth for him? - Customer question on
28 Aug 2018
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