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Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
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Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
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"Amazing read, clear and simple, thought provoking"
5 stars"
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I'm writing this review three quarters of the way through; but so far I love this book. Right from the beginning Harari presents our collective history clearly and elegantly. He doesn't pretend to have all the answers and is quite open about which parts are still mysteries, but he does have some damn good ideas. This isn't a compulsive page turner you'll blaze through in a couple of days, instead take it slow because there's plenty in here to think about.

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"This book is a great read!"
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I recommend this book. It is really interesting. It definitely makes you think. I look forward to reading his newest book!

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**THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER** What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human in the perfect read for these unprecedented times. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it- us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going. 'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species' Bill Gates 'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack Obama **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

Author Biography

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'.
Release date NZ
April 29th, 2015
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Vintage
Pages
512
Dimensions
129x198x37
ISBN-13
9780099590088
Current sales rank
Top 1000
All-time sales rank
Top 500
Product ID
22573913

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