Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari – A Brief History of Humankind. This is a remarkable book, I absolutely loved it. So much that while I was reading it, I stopped, went online and bought his next books, Homo Deus and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. I can’t wait to receive them and read those too. I also talked so much about this book that my husband is reading it at the moment and he loves it too.

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

This book makes you think because it shows the well known historical facts in a new way. Also, when you start to look at things globally, the view about the world and our species changes. I was intrigued by his ideas about the Agricultural revolution for example. I’m not going to say more because I want to entice you to pick up the book and read it. It is an eye-opening book. You don’t have to agree with everything he said, just to think about the issues he talks about, like ideologies. It also touches on aspects I wouldn’t have thought of, like happiness through the ages. That was fascinating.

I would recommend this book to everyone. I only wish I’ve read this book when I was in high-school. This book would be great for a teenager starting to understand the world he/she lives in, and it was written in a way that is easy to follow, accessible, not only for academics.

I’ve made some notes of paragraphs I loved in the book, but decided against writing them in this post, as I have the book on my bookshelves and I can pick it up when I want. It’s likely I will read it again in a few months or a couple of years.

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

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My rating: 5/5 Stars.
Would I recommend it: Yes!
Published by: Vintage
Year it was published: 2015
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Non-fiction. History and Science
Pages: 498

About the author: Professor Harari was born in Haifa, Israel, to Lebanese parents in 1976. He received his PhD 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. Prof. Harari won the Polonsky Prize twice. In 2011 he won the Society for Military History’s Moncado Award for outstanding articles in military history.
Books by Harari: Sapiens, Homo Deus, 21 Lessons for 21st Century.
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1 thought on “Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari”

  • Although I enjoy an occasional foray into fiction, I read mainly non-fiction. I love learning about people and things and wish I’d had the same curiosity when I was at school. This book is right up my alley. Thank you!!!

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