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Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective.

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.

Us.

Homo Sapiens.

How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical - and sometimes devastating - breakthroughs of the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behavior from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?

Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

©2017 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2017 Penguin Random House Canada

Ce que les critiques disent

"Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international best seller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!" (Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, and The World Until Yesterday)
"Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain. Its author, Yuval Noah Harari, is a young Israeli academic and an intellectual acrobat whose logical leaps have you gasping with admiration...Harari's writing radiates power and clarity." (The Sunday Times)

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  • Shea Earl
  • 2017-11-25

I'll definitely listen to this again.

Really interesting book and well narrated. Even if you're familiar with the current story of our biological evolution, that story is retold in a really digestible way. There's much more in here than biology though. Philosophy, psychology and explanations of our behaviour and relationship to out environment from the beginning to modern day. I couldn't even fit an index of it all in a short review. I'll definitely listen to this again.

4 personnes sur 4 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-09-17

I've learned so much from this book!

I didn't use to like reading about history. As time has gone by, I've caught myself not only addicted to getting to know more about our history but also to audiobooks! Well, I liked the way of which this book was written especially for those like me not familiar with history. I've ended up wanting to read more and more! However, I'd like to make an observation that most parts of this book weren't narrated fully! I mean, many times the writing and its audio reproduction don't match! This doesn't compromise the understanding, but I believe this may be an issue for some people. Overall, getting to know a little more about our history was amazing!

7 personnes sur 8 ont trouvé cette évaluation pertinente

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  • Binky
  • 2018-01-24

abandoned

Started off great with good information about the history of mankind. About half way through it quickly devolved into the rantings of an angry atheist. If you like to read about religion (specifically Christianity) being the scourge of the earth, you might enjoy this. If you want "A Brief History of Humankind" as the synopsis indicates, without being overshadowed by the author's extreme bias, I'd skip this one.

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  • Josh
  • 2017-11-21

Very educational

Deeply insightful and educational. Great introduction to a lot of important subjects. This book should be mandatory reading in high school.

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  • MMH Toronto
  • 2017-11-01

An individual's interpretation of history ...

History is an engaging topic, the segments where the author delivers on what the title promises are thus engaging and interesting. When actual history is shared I enjoyed the book. However, much of the book is nothing more than the author's subjective opinionated and biased interpretation of history. All major religions are attacked save the author's own faith and nation. I am disappointed that a "scientist" can be this jaded and closed minded.

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  • Saarim
  • 2017-10-18

Generational Book

This book is something else. I've never read a book with so much depth and insight. The captivating words paired with a great speaker made this a book for generations to come.

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  • Dylan
  • 2018-02-20

Excellent

I really enjoyed the pace of this book. An exciting history lesson. The narrator was easy to listen to.

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  • GTHA001
  • 2018-02-12

Interesting but Questionable

Much of the content was interesting but the author irresponsibly vascillates between fact, informed options, and unsubstantiated opinions without clearly defining the nature of the claims.

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  • jerry luce
  • 2018-02-11

thought inspiring

Learned so much, lots to hold onto and think about.Subject of the book was thorough ,support of conclusions and arguments for each subject excellent .Loved the narrator easy to listen to and follow ! Great book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-02-10

Several inaccuracies but overall good

The inaccurate details regarding Christian theology and modern agriculture detract from the overall work product. If you can’t get these details correct, should I trust others?

Enlightening discussion and worth the read - preferably if you buy the book secondhand.

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  • Hue Jass
  • 2018-02-20

Great all around

Great struxture, great reader, and thought provocing topics. Expect to pause, rewind, and re-read this book in a good way. To better underatand the topics and to ponder its ideas

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  • Bano
  • 2018-01-23

My first ebook and it was a great experience.

Always love an entertaining and educating book and this one fit perfectly. I would recommend this for those who dont know a lot about human history and how it ties into todays world.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-12-19

Mental Liberations

See the world and it's evolution out of the confines of social trends and traditional beliefs.

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  • HereticЯi
  • 2017-09-17

Historical option fiction?

I thought this was a science book but infact it is more of a historical fiction with options and no references. The reader for the book was very good though.

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