Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Harari

100,000 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 ens…

Published date: January 1, 2011
Type: Books
Genre: History, Nonfiction, Science

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Love this book still.

I’m going to give Sapiens over and over again to everyone I know.

It explains human behavior and why we are the way we are in human civilization from soup to nuts. And I’ve read it now a couple of times. It’s a pretty astonishing book.

Fascinating because of its multi-disciplinary approach towards understanding human society, our behaviour and our future.

Sam Kass recommended this book in the "Tools of Titans" book.

There's not many times where I read a book and come out with 20 new ideas I hadn't thought about before, and [this book] made me think like that.