Sapiens is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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One of the greatest books I’ve ever read. It truly makes you think about the fundamental questions of life and self reflection.
By Hacker 2119
Unique view of history of Homo Sapiens.
Everyone should read this book!
One of the best book I have ever read in my life. I could not put it down once I have started. I would really like to thank TED Talk. Otherwise, maybe I would not know about this book. Every line of this book is informative and the way writer put all information together- it’s so pleasure to read. I was totally lost in the book. I bought a hardcover version for my personal library. Planning to buy couple of copies to donate for several community libraries.
By Helen Ohara
It was a non stop reading! Congratulations to the concise and precise way of teaching world history.
Interesting and provocative book
Sapiens does a good job of retelling our past. The information on our history as hunter gatherers, the agricultural revolution and Industrial Age was interesting even though some of the authors conclusions might not be met with agreement. The approximations about the future of Homo sapiens is a tad unbelievable but intriguing nonetheless.
By Quiverlotus Hissef
One cannot help but be impressed with the prodigious scholarship which went into this work.
As readers we are not only inspired, we are actually uplifted by the consuming of the thoughts presented in "Sapiens".
This is a great book
Scio quod nescio, if I remember the latin correctly (it's been a while since highschool, sorry), this simple statement, made a similar, lasting impression on me when I first read it like Sapiens by Harari just did. The intellectual step back, the deep breath, the wider picture implied here: That we don't know everything, in fact very little, and should often question the dogmas we are mistaking for knowledge. Humbling and refreshing at the same time. This is an author who "thinks with his own head", and how often, honestly, do we encounter this habit while reading? Sometimes. But not all that often. This is a great book.
Sapiens - a Review
By Stop the Rats
This book begins as somewhat of a summary or rehashing of previously published books such as Jared Diamond's work. However, it does present creative new perspectives and original points. However, it runs out of gas about half way through and sort of fell apart.
Mind boggling with extremely scientific and historical facts
This is the 'must' textbook of all intellectual minds has deep concerns of humanities in current & future of surroundings
To admit ignorance is the beginning of wisdom, so said the Rabbis of.old. In this hugely interesting and thoughtful book, that concept is given a fresh context very rewarding to those willing to consider the questions posed and the challenges uttered to conventional thinking.
I am deeply grateful to have lived long enough to read this book.