Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari


THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world


THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

`I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species’ Bill Gates

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 enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia 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. “Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international bestseller. 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).

About The Author

Dr 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 over 45 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’.

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Weight 437 kg
Dimensions 198 x 129 x 37 cm



Vintage Publishing

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