Summary of Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari: A Brief History of Humankind

  • by FlashBooks Book Summaries
  • Narrated by Dean Bokhari
  • 0 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari.
Note: This is an audiobook summary of Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari
Original Book Description:
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari (Author). From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a #1 international best seller - that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us, and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human.
100,000 years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one - homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original audiobook that begins about 70,000 years ago, with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem, to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades, humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?


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One word: Fantastic! A must for all of us.

For anyone interested in humanity, history, philosophy, biology etc. etc. this book is a must read/listen. A truly masterful storyteller gives us, perhaps, the clearest overview yet, in a single text (actually two books). I thank the author from my heart.
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- Christoffer Braathen

Great summary.

So I ended up getting this summary of sapiens after buying the actual audiobook because I wanted to get the gist before going in too deep on a 15 hour audiobook... this was perfect. After listening to summary, I went back to casually listen to the full version. Nice work!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2017
  • Publisher: FlashBooks Book Summaries