Sapiens

Sapiens EPUB XB Sapiens X Author Yuval Noah Harari Eiyo , Years Ago, At Least Six Human Species 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 Behaviour 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

Professor Harari was born in Haifa, Israel, to Lebanese parents in 1976 He received his Ph.D from the University of Oxford in 2002, and is now a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem He specialized in World History, medieval history and military history His current research focuses on macro historical questions What is the relation between history and biolo Professor Harari was born in Haifa, Israel, to Lebanese parents in 1976 He received his Ph.D from the University of Oxford in 2002, and is now a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem He specialized in World History, medieval history and military history His current research focuses on macro historical questions What is the relation between history and biology What is the essential difference between Homo sapiens and other animals Is there justice in history Does history have a direction Did people become happier as history unfolded Prof Harari also teaches a MOOC Massive Open Online Course titled A Brief History of Humankind.Prof Harari twice won the Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality, in 2009 and 2012 In 2011 he won the Society for Military History s Moncado Award for outstanding articles in military history

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  • Paperback
  • 443 pages
  • Sapiens
  • Yuval Noah Harari
  • English
  • 04 August 2017

10 thoughts on “Sapiens

  1. says:

    Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the world s top unfinished popular bestseller.Both A Brief History of Time and Sapiens share a similar, worthy goal to explain complex issues in a way which can actually be understood and comprehended by most people Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the world s top unfinished popular bestseller.Both A Brief History of Time and Sapiens share a similar, worthy goal to explain complex issues in a way which can actually be understood and comprehended by most people Just as A Brief History aimed at explaining cosmology to a lay audience, Sapiens aims to provide a readable and concise historical summary of the progress of human evolution all in under 500 pages.Is this possible Of course not histories of individual countries often take up several volumes, and histories of entire civilizations and ultima...

  2. says:

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world.I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet.

  3. says:

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I m usually not very excited about readingabout it But this book was something else Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to knowandabout how the author thinks the world evolved to what it is today Revolution by revolution, religion by religion, conception by conception, things were simplified and yet still maintained valid points and it was never boring.The best thing about it was I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I m usually not very excited about readingabout it But this book was something else Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to knowandabout how the author thinks the world evolved to what it is today Revolution by revolution, religion by religion, conception by conception, things were simplified and yet still maintained valid points and it was never boring....

  4. says:

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p 304 of 416.Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims the downside of the Agricultural Revolution, the joys of Empire the book seems weirdly under sourced The bibliography is beyond meagre Don t get me wrong, I like a little informed speculation as much as anyone Take for exampl This book is a superficial gloss on human history Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p 304 of 416.Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims the downside of the Agricultural Revolution, the joys of Empire the book seems weirdly under sourced The bibliography is beyond meagre Don t get me wrong, I like a little informed speculation as much as anyone Take for example the claim that houses, their advent, became the psychological hallmark of a muchself centered creature p 99 I, for one, would be delighted ...

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    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn t aloe reviewers to go higher But I didn t stop I kept reading,until it got so bad, I found myself unable to dothan skim, and eventually, to just skipping large chunks.It starts out as a fascinating discussion of the development and rise of our species, homo sapiens But starting in the second section on the Agricultural Revolution, Harari shift gears and dr Had I stopped reading after the first section, I d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn t aloe reviewers to go higher But I didn t stop I kept reading,until it got so bad, I found myself unable to dothan skim, and eventually, to just skipping large chunks.It starts out as a fascinating discussion of the development and rise of our species, homo sapiens But starting in the second section on the Agricultural Revolution, Harari shift gears and drops any pretense of an scholarly work From that point on, it s all personal bias all the time This guy absolutely hates human beings and society It seems that he is completely stuck in the idea that the world would have been better off had humanity simply stayed put in the hunter gatherer stage.It seems all the countless billions of humans who...

  6. says:

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that s probably because I ve read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically as authors on this subject quite often do on the life of the hunter gatherer and its perfection I ve just finished Sebastian Junger s Tribe On Homecoming and Belonging and there wasof that If it was all so perfect thenof us would The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that s probably because I ve read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically as authors on this subject quite often do on the life of the hunter gatherer and its perfection I ve just finished Sebastian Junger s Tribe On Homecoming and Belonging and there wasof that If it was all s...

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    It is again unpopular opinion time It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love Well, someone has to Here we go with the review Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum Sapiens beginning was fantastic I loved the author s voice and the information about the early days of the human kind was fascinating I did not read any non fiction about the origin of humans so I was excited to It is again unpopular opinion time It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that...

  8. says:

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author making a lot of sweeping assertions and tending towards a rather vague and disembodied explanation of things like culture, ...

  9. says:

    Rating 5 out of 5 This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind altering I am convinced by this author s arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later human evolution, but it is does not It discusses it briefly and moves on, concentrating its effort on the times of agricultural revolution and forward It is a masterpiece of anthropology Ever since the Cognitive Revolu Rating 5 out of 5 This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind altering I am convinced by this author s arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later human evolution, but it is does not It discusses it briefly and moves on, concentrating its effort on the times of agricultural revolution and forward It is a masterpiece of anthropology Ever since the Cognitive Revolution, Sapiens have thus been living in a dual reality One the one hand, the objective reality of rivers, trees and lions and on the other hand, the imagined reality of gods, nations and corporations As times went by, the imagined reality became everpowerful, so that today the very survival of rivers, trees and lions depends on the grace of imagined entities such as United States and Google U...

  10. says:

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans Physically, the book is beautiful the glossy paper makes it heavy as well What really makes the book interesting is the unique points of view that the author, Yuval Harari, brings to life.For example, early in the book, Harari mentions that chimps and sapiens humans can only organize in groups of up to 150, without organi This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans Physically, the book is beautiful the glossy paper makes it heavy as well What really makes the book interesting is the unique points of view that the author, Yuval Harari, brings to life.For example, early in the book, Harari mentions that chimps and sapiens humans can only organize in groups of up to 150, without organizing into a hierarchical structure So, how did cities grow to their enormous size Through fiction Yes, that s right, through fiction, through beliefs in common myths These are myths about ideologies These imaginary fictions include human rights, nations, and currency they work because many people cooperatively believe in them.Some civilizations are built quite differently from our own For example, the Bari Indians believe that genes do not come from a single pair of pa...

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