Quick & simple review – Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

I was highly impressed by this book. It describes the story of humankind which was pioneered by Paleolithic proto-humans. Yuval Noah Harari, the author of the book, focusses on the three major revolutions of our history – cognitive, agricultural and scientific. The book describes why we are the chosen ones by explaining the role of domestication of fire which played a gigantic role in our evolution. It explains how we have mastered our surroundings, increased food production, built cities, established and ruined empires and created trade networks. I don’t want to spoil the content but have to say that I was really surprised by chapters about religions and the agricultural revolution. Now I also understand why the Dutch had their significant role in colonialism (sorry for my ignorance). I also enjoyed many sociological disquisitions on happiness, meaningful life and satisfaction.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari

Interesting story          gold-stargold-stargold-stargold-stargold-star
Complexity of ideas   gold-stargold-stargold-stargrey-stargrey-star
Repetitiveness             gold-stargrey-stargrey-stargrey-stargrey-star
Flourish language       gold-stargold-stargold-stargold-stargrey-star
Recommendation      gold-stargold-stargold-stargold-stargold-star

Size: 443 pages
Published: 2014

Other information and reviews of this book on Goodreads:   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23692271-sapiens

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