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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by [Harari, Yuval Noah]
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"A rare book...thrilling and breathtaking" The Observer "I have just read Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens. It is brilliant. Most likely the best - and I have read very many - on the history of humankind. I have never read anything better" -- Henning Mankell "Full of shocking and wondrous stories" Sunday Times "Sapiens is a starburst of a book, as enjoyable as it is stimulating" Sunday Express "Reading it is like having a mental massage, cold shower and brisk workout, and all in the comfort of your own home" -- Esther Rantzen Mail on Sunday

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Yuval Harari's international bestseller is a thrilling account of humankind's extraordinary history - from insignificant apes to rulers of the world

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 7610 KB
  • Print Length: 466 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; 01 edition (4 September 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846558239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846558238
  • ASIN: B00K7ED54M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 506 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Anand T.R. TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 1 May 2017
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I bought the Kindle version of this book. This book is a revelation in many ways. The journey started in the Cave and has reached the Cyber Cafe. This book is just a history of the journey undertaken by Humans. Perhaps, not by humans, but by Homo Sapiens to be precise. I was much more shocked to realise at the end of the book that this book was originally written in Hebrew and was later translated into English. However, the way the book has been made, it doesnt seem to be a translated one. References to India are quite a few. Though the beginning was a sort of unveiling of the portrait of Sapiens, the flow and the depth starts lacking in the middle and towards the end. Perhaps, that is because, the end portions of the book which are mostly the account on contemporary developments in the lives of Homo Sapiens are much more familiar to us rather than the accounts of the cave man, the hunter gatherer and the medieval peasant. This is surely a must read. Especially for those who consider humans to be special in the animal world, they are in for a splendid shock.
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I have read Homo Deus and Sapiens in a row, Firstly both the books are written in a lucid flow nothing is left out for doubt but every sentence provoke you to think of our past present and future.
Its unbelievable how author put forth history/future of humankind in such an never ending enthusiastic manner.
loved both the books
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Fascinating tale of homo sapiens covering more than 70 millenia. Thought provoking, sometimes shocking, but always engrossing. Even a peek at the future of our species. Very well written, peppered with wry humour. A must read for anyone interested in where we came from and where we are heading, especially in our world of alternative facts!
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This book can very well be reviewed and summed up in one sentence: We (Home Sapiens) have screwed this planet big time and unfortunately there is no going back hence it all is coming to an end - very soon. I do not like reading horror at all and this unfortunately is one of the scariest books I have ever read in my life - it scared the shit out of me big time the way Yuval has covered the History, where and how it all started to the present and a glimpse on the future too as in which direction we are heading. I am sure if you have read this book - you will totally agree with me here. Totally loved the clarity of his thoughts and how subtly he has put his point forward - kudos to him. For some reason I have postponed my reading of Darwin's "Origin of Species", got it like two years back, still has it on my Kindle, have read couple of books inspired by his theory yet I am yet to read the one which started it all I guess. I have even read Matt Ridley's "The Red Queen" which talks about the similar subject but isn't scary like this one. And let me finish this by saying that I am NOT AT ALL looking forward to Yuval's next "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow" that title itself is telling the whole story and imagine how scary it will be :).

As I picked up this one which came highly recommended from loads of people, found it a little boring and a kind of a slow starter. I always thought Yuval must be a Japanese, Chinese or a Korean may be but to my shock and surprise he turned out to be an Israeli. Wow! I guess this is my first from someone from that part of the world and its incredible.
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This should be used as a textbook in schools.I have never finished reading any book on time except this one.
You wouldn't even want to put it down.It's the ocean of knowledge compressed in 450 pages.
Definitely one of the best books I have read in my lifetime!!!!!!
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Have you ever been on a trip to the life of the foragers?
If not buy this ticket and hop on. the Author takes you on ride to the mystic truth of the chaotic creatures that evolved to almost challenge the spirit of mother nature. I am sure that you will have an awe till the last word.this book brings all the spiritual beliefs as science.
this book clearly explains why the other humans the Apes, Neandarthals or the erectus species were unable to be in the position, where we are now.this book is a serious Rationalist.there is a reason behind every single silly thing.

for example : there is a reason for fire being worshiped as god.
Because using fire people cooked food.
the two organs which consumed a lot of energy were brains and intestines.as cooked food reduced the energy utilized by intestines, that energy flowed to the brains.that made the brain grow. eventually the size of the head of sapiens. as the female cant give birth to large headed creatures babies were born premature.that is why puppies can walk within a week and it takes almost a year for babies to walk.so anything can be taught to these ignorant babies and that is why we are here on the top.

this is in just a single page and every single page has lot of these rationalist thoughts.explore the remaining for yourself. just go for it.
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