Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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, tim 100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How...

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  • Otis Chandler
    May 17, 2016

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

    I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explaining and simplifying big concepts. He take on complex things like religion & capitalism and explains them in very simple terms that you...

  • David
    Mar 16, 2016

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

  • Trevor
    Mar 27, 2018

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

    I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explaining and simplifying big concepts. He take on complex things like religion & capitalism and explains them in very simple terms that you...

    There is no doubt that, as a book, it is excellent. The author takes a very complex subject and makes it very clear. He is also not afraid to make controversial statements, which get you thinking about some deep questions. I think my main complaint is that he comes across as a littl...

    -Sana bir sorum olacak: Nas?l oldu da bir bilim kitab? lkemizde haftalarca ok satanlar listesinde kendine yer bulabildi? +ok basit. ?yi polisiyeler her zaman ok satar. -Samalama ltfen. Bu kitap polisiye de?il ki. Hatta kurgu bile diyemeyiz. +Belki de deriz. ?...

    To be fair: 2.5 stars, solidly in the middle of a "stinking rotten book" and "exceptionally brilliant". To do as Harari does, I speak only "generally" when I say this is a nice little synopsis of Anthropology One OH One, Physical and Cultural, with a lean towards the Cultural. ...

    One of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. It is amazing that such a young person could grasp the whole history of mankind, synthesize it and present it in such and interesting, coherent, fluent way. A real pleasure to the mind. ...

    ?? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??? ????? ???? Yuval Noah Harari'? A Brief History of Humankind:Sapiens ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??? ???? ???...

    A friend of mine at work recommended I read this during the week ? and it is hard not being struck by the odd coincidence of that. Not so much him recommending a book to me, he?s done that before, but this book is very similar to The Patterning Instinct and I only read that a week ...

  • Jim
    Nov 26, 2015

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

  • Natan
    Dec 11, 2012

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

    I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explaining and simplifying big concepts. He take on complex things like religion & capitalism and explains them in very simple terms that you...

    There is no doubt that, as a book, it is excellent. The author takes a very complex subject and makes it very clear. He is also not afraid to make controversial statements, which get you thinking about some deep questions. I think my main complaint is that he comes across as a littl...

  • Petra X
    Jul 09, 2016

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

  • ·Karen·
    Sep 19, 2014

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

  • Maciek
    Jul 25, 2015

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

  • David
    Mar 10, 2015

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

  • Ehud Amir
    Jul 27, 2012

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

  • Tanja Berg
    May 05, 2015

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

  • Hedva
    Jul 08, 2012

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

    I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explaining and simplifying big concepts. He take on complex things like religion & capitalism and explains them in very simple terms that you...

    There is no doubt that, as a book, it is excellent. The author takes a very complex subject and makes it very clear. He is also not afraid to make controversial statements, which get you thinking about some deep questions. I think my main complaint is that he comes across as a littl...

    -Sana bir sorum olacak: Nas?l oldu da bir bilim kitab? lkemizde haftalarca ok satanlar listesinde kendine yer bulabildi? +ok basit. ?yi polisiyeler her zaman ok satar. -Samalama ltfen. Bu kitap polisiye de?il ki. Hatta kurgu bile diyemeyiz. +Belki de deriz. ?...

    To be fair: 2.5 stars, solidly in the middle of a "stinking rotten book" and "exceptionally brilliant". To do as Harari does, I speak only "generally" when I say this is a nice little synopsis of Anthropology One OH One, Physical and Cultural, with a lean towards the Cultural. ...

    One of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. It is amazing that such a young person could grasp the whole history of mankind, synthesize it and present it in such and interesting, coherent, fluent way. A real pleasure to the mind. ...

  • Moran
    Sep 05, 2013

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

  • Mümin
    Jan 28, 2017

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

    I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explaining and simplifying big concepts. He take on complex things like religion & capitalism and explains them in very simple terms that you...

    There is no doubt that, as a book, it is excellent. The author takes a very complex subject and makes it very clear. He is also not afraid to make controversial statements, which get you thinking about some deep questions. I think my main complaint is that he comes across as a littl...

    -Sana bir sorum olacak: Nas?l oldu da bir bilim kitab? lkemizde haftalarca ok satanlar listesinde kendine yer bulabildi? +ok basit. ?yi polisiyeler her zaman ok satar. -Samalama ltfen. Bu kitap polisiye de?il ki. Hatta kurgu bile diyemeyiz. +Belki de deriz. ?...

  • Ranjeev Dubey
    Feb 03, 2015

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

  • Liad Magen
    Mar 30, 2013

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

  • Julie
    Jan 29, 2017

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

    I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explaining and simplifying big concepts. He take on complex things like religion & capitalism and explains them in very simple terms that you...

    There is no doubt that, as a book, it is excellent. The author takes a very complex subject and makes it very clear. He is also not afraid to make controversial statements, which get you thinking about some deep questions. I think my main complaint is that he comes across as a littl...

    -Sana bir sorum olacak: Nas?l oldu da bir bilim kitab? lkemizde haftalarca ok satanlar listesinde kendine yer bulabildi? +ok basit. ?yi polisiyeler her zaman ok satar. -Samalama ltfen. Bu kitap polisiye de?il ki. Hatta kurgu bile diyemeyiz. +Belki de deriz. ?...

    To be fair: 2.5 stars, solidly in the middle of a "stinking rotten book" and "exceptionally brilliant". To do as Harari does, I speak only "generally" when I say this is a nice little synopsis of Anthropology One OH One, Physical and Cultural, with a lean towards the Cultural. ...

  • Marc Gerstein
    May 05, 2015

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

  • Rosie Nguyễn
    Feb 03, 2018

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

  • BlackOxford
    Dec 09, 2017

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

  • Arnab Paul
    Jul 16, 2015

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

    I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explaining and simplifying big concepts. He take on complex things like religion & capitalism and explains them in very simple terms that you...

    There is no doubt that, as a book, it is excellent. The author takes a very complex subject and makes it very clear. He is also not afraid to make controversial statements, which get you thinking about some deep questions. I think my main complaint is that he comes across as a littl...

    -Sana bir sorum olacak: Nas?l oldu da bir bilim kitab? lkemizde haftalarca ok satanlar listesinde kendine yer bulabildi? +ok basit. ?yi polisiyeler her zaman ok satar. -Samalama ltfen. Bu kitap polisiye de?il ki. Hatta kurgu bile diyemeyiz. +Belki de deriz. ?...

    To be fair: 2.5 stars, solidly in the middle of a "stinking rotten book" and "exceptionally brilliant". To do as Harari does, I speak only "generally" when I say this is a nice little synopsis of Anthropology One OH One, Physical and Cultural, with a lean towards the Cultural. ...

    One of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. It is amazing that such a young person could grasp the whole history of mankind, synthesize it and present it in such and interesting, coherent, fluent way. A real pleasure to the mind. ...

    ?? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??? ????? ???? Yuval Noah Harari'? A Brief History of Humankind:Sapiens ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??? ???? ???...

  • Yasin S.
    Jan 19, 2017

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

    I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explaining and simplifying big concepts. He take on complex things like religion & capitalism and explains them in very simple terms that you...

    There is no doubt that, as a book, it is excellent. The author takes a very complex subject and makes it very clear. He is also not afraid to make controversial statements, which get you thinking about some deep questions. I think my main complaint is that he comes across as a littl...

    -Sana bir sorum olacak: Nas?l oldu da bir bilim kitab? lkemizde haftalarca ok satanlar listesinde kendine yer bulabildi? +ok basit. ?yi polisiyeler her zaman ok satar. -Samalama ltfen. Bu kitap polisiye de?il ki. Hatta kurgu bile diyemeyiz. +Belki de deriz. ?...

    To be fair: 2.5 stars, solidly in the middle of a "stinking rotten book" and "exceptionally brilliant". To do as Harari does, I speak only "generally" when I say this is a nice little synopsis of Anthropology One OH One, Physical and Cultural, with a lean towards the Cultural. ...

    One of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. It is amazing that such a young person could grasp the whole history of mankind, synthesize it and present it in such and interesting, coherent, fluent way. A real pleasure to the mind. ...

    ?? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??? ????? ???? Yuval Noah Harari'? A Brief History of Humankind:Sapiens ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??? ???? ???...

    A friend of mine at work recommended I read this during the week ? and it is hard not being struck by the odd coincidence of that. Not so much him recommending a book to me, he?s done that before, but this book is very similar to The Patterning Instinct and I only read that a week ...

    Bundan 100 y?l sonra bugnn Trkiye'sinde en ok satan kitaplar zerine bir ara?t?rma yapsalar heralde kimse i?in iinden ?kamaz. 15-16 y?ld?r srekli kitabevlerini gezerim. Okumay? tercih etmesek de ok satan kitaplara ?ahit oluyoruz mutlaka. ?yle biraz d?...

  • Adina
    Sep 26, 2017

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

  • M.
    Jul 05, 2015

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

  • Darwin8u
    Mar 10, 2017

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

  • Andy
    Feb 28, 2015

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

  • Το Άσχημο Ρύζι Καρολίνα
    Feb 12, 2017

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...

    A Brief History of the Right Questions At the 16th Century, Peter Bruegel the Elder has painted his Landscape with the Fall of Icarus: a farmer works in the field, ships sail by ? and at the bottom, at the corner, almost invisible, Icarus falls to the sea. The Icarus Myth is remem...

    Qu qu qu hay. Lu lu l?m r?i m?i ??c m?t quy?n sch non - fic xu?t s?c nh? v?y. C th? g?i l ki?u m?u c?a th? lo?i non - fic khoa h?c vi?t cho ??i chng, l?p lu?n ch?t ch?, d?n ch?ng phong ph, gi? thi?t thuy?...

    Sapiens was an occasionally interesting but ultimately disappointing read. Where Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel was a transformative investigation of the origins of civilization, Yuval Harari's Sapiens is a divisive, ideologically driven [Cognitive Revolution = Cultural Det...

    I haven't read a ton of "history of the world" books, but this was fascinating. Highly recommended. I think the author is incredibly good at explaining and simplifying big concepts. He take on complex things like religion & capitalism and explains them in very simple terms that you...

    There is no doubt that, as a book, it is excellent. The author takes a very complex subject and makes it very clear. He is also not afraid to make controversial statements, which get you thinking about some deep questions. I think my main complaint is that he comes across as a littl...

    -Sana bir sorum olacak: Nas?l oldu da bir bilim kitab? lkemizde haftalarca ok satanlar listesinde kendine yer bulabildi? +ok basit. ?yi polisiyeler her zaman ok satar. -Samalama ltfen. Bu kitap polisiye de?il ki. Hatta kurgu bile diyemeyiz. +Belki de deriz. ?...

    To be fair: 2.5 stars, solidly in the middle of a "stinking rotten book" and "exceptionally brilliant". To do as Harari does, I speak only "generally" when I say this is a nice little synopsis of Anthropology One OH One, Physical and Cultural, with a lean towards the Cultural. ...

    One of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. It is amazing that such a young person could grasp the whole history of mankind, synthesize it and present it in such and interesting, coherent, fluent way. A real pleasure to the mind. ...

    ?? ?????? ???? ???? ?? ???? ?? ????? ???? ??? ????? ???? Yuval Noah Harari'? A Brief History of Humankind:Sapiens ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??? ???? ???...

    A friend of mine at work recommended I read this during the week ? and it is hard not being struck by the odd coincidence of that. Not so much him recommending a book to me, he?s done that before, but this book is very similar to The Patterning Instinct and I only read that a week ...

    Bundan 100 y?l sonra bugnn Trkiye'sinde en ok satan kitaplar zerine bir ara?t?rma yapsalar heralde kimse i?in iinden ?kamaz. 15-16 y?ld?r srekli kitabevlerini gezerim. Okumay? tercih etmesek de ok satan kitaplara ?ahit oluyoruz mutlaka. ?yle biraz d?...

    ?It's our current exclusivity that is peculiar incriminating ???????? ???? ???. 9 ??? ????? ? ???????????? ??? ??????????? ???? ?? ???? ?? ?????????? ??????, ?? ???? ?? ???? ??? ???????...

  • William1
    May 01, 2017

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Feb 08, 2018

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

  • Simon Clark
    Oct 25, 2016

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time, which is often named as the...

    This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet. ...

    I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world ev...

    This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims?the down...

    Had I stopped reading after the first section, I?d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn?t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn?t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to...

    The book was too much a basic primer for me, at least to start with, but that's probably because I've read too many books on our origins biologically and culturally. Once the author had us settled into the civilization of cities he waxed romantically (as authors on this subject quite o...

    It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) ...

    The only parts of this book that really grabbed my attention were the chapters on early humankind, and especially the interaction between Homo Sapiens and other Homo species. The rest of it is a very pedestrian and basic journey through some aspects of human history, with the author ma...

    Rating 5* out of 5. This is one of those rare books which is superbly written, intelligent and mind-altering. I am convinced by this author's arguments and my view of the human condition has changed permanently. I thought this would be a book that would delve lavishly in later huma...

    Bu kitab?n de?indi?i konulara de?inen Kozmos, nc ?empanze gibi ?ahane kitaplar varken bu kitab?n bir y?l? a?k?n sredir en ok satan kitap olmas?n?n alt?ndaki sebebi zemiyorum. Ba?larda gzel giden (bilimsel ifadeler, kaynak gsterme, objektif anlat?m...

    This is an excellent book about the history of humans, covering all aspects; evolution, anthropology, geography, psychology, religion, ideologies, and the future of humans. Physically, the book is beautiful; the glossy paper makes it heavy as well. What really makes the book interestin...

    History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. Sapiens does make some interesting points and probably opens a few debates, but it disappointed me. There are lots of soundbites here, especially the oft-quoted one about the agricultural ...

    Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari?s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why di...

    Beginner's guide to sociobiology. And since I am a complete beginner, perfect for me. I finished this some six months ago: interesting to see what has remained: gossip, something I hate and rarely indulge in, is an important factor in creating social cohesion, (so perhaps I should...

    Very well read by Derek Perkins, I highly recommend this book to everyone. Whatever your beliefs, you'll find plenty of food for thought in this relatively brief outline of our history from a middling animal to whatever the hell we are now. It's about 15 hours long, but never dragged a...

    Every once in a decade, a book comes along that has the capacity to radically change the way we think about matters of substance. This book is one of them. It asks fundamental questions about our evolution as humans and offers counter intuitive, tangential viewpoints. It tests our ...

    "The ability to speak about fictions is the most unique feature of Sapiens language...fiction has enabled us not merely to imagine things, but to do so collectively." -- Yuval Noah Harari , Sapiens The writing style reminds me a bit of Bob Wright's The Moral Animal: Why We Are ...

    Fantastic. Absolutely sublime. I don't think I've ever read a book with such grand scope, or a book that promises to cover so much and actually delivers. Dealing with the biggest questions about our species - Why are we here? Why are we the way we are? What does our happiness mean? - H...