In the everyday pursuits of our dreams, goals and wants, have we stopped to take a look at what was before us, way before us? Back to the beginning of ‘time’, to see how we as humans have grown and evolved to this current state of being? History allows us to learn important lessons lest we repeat the same mistakes. It allows us, and the world to become better, so just how much of our history do we really know and understand?
In Sapiens: A brief History of Humankind, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari, a renowned historian, gives a strong narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution. This is a book that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
Dr. Harari draws on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology and economics, to explore how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. From the shifts in cognitive, agricultural, scientific, industrial and now to the biotechnological revolution, this book highlights real possibilities of what the future holds.
Dr. Harari compels readers to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. Today, we are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Could this signal the end of Sapiens?
A bold and provocative read, Sapiens challenges everything you thought you knew about yourself, your society and the world around you. The dreams, goals and wants that you have today, how is it going to impact the greater future?
Reading duration: 9 hours 35 minutes
Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind is available from Amazon at $21.00