by Yuval Noah Harari
(4.5 / 5)
From a distinguished historian writes a ground-breaking narrative of the creation and evolution of humanity-an global best-seller number one-that discusses how biology and culture have characterized us and enhances our knowledge of what “natural” implies.
At least six distinct species of beings populated Earth a hundred thousand years earlier. Yet there’s just one today-Homo sapiens. What has occurred to the others? And what could occur to us?
Most novels on human history follow either a historical or a biological view, but with the emergence of contemporary cognition, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari splits the pattern with this extremely initial novel that starts about 70,000 years earlier. From examining the part performed by changing beings in the global ecosystem to mapping the increase of civilizations, Sapiens integrates background and science to reconsider established stories, link previous developments with modern issues, and examine particular occurrences in the framework of broader concepts.
Dr. Harari also urges us to think ahead, because human beings have started bending natural selection rules over the previous four billion years that have ruled lives. We acquire the capacity not only to model the universe around us, but ourselves as well. Where does this lead us, and what are we going to become?
This challenging and insightful job will certainly stimulate discussion and is crucial for Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem enthusiasts.