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Summary

Summary of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Disclaimer: This book is a general overview of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. It is intended to be listened to as a companionship to the original audiobook, provide a general overview of the contents and concepts within it, and make studying the book less confusing. This summary is not affiliated with the writer or publisher of Sapiens in any way. 

(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)

The history of humankind:

Written by Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind explores the cultural evolution of Homo sapiens throughout the ages. It begins with early man, several species under the Homo genus, and continues chronologically through the ages. Harari’s explanations of human biology, psychology, and history is connected to the basis that humankind has not evolved in a very long time, and they are essentially the same hunter gatherers they always have been on a psychological level, only now they’re living in an industrial world.

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I really enjoyed it, very insightful, I would definitely recommend you to listen to it

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A Biography of us

Gives a new and very original perspective on the evolution of humanity, its beliefs and hopes. Well written for the specialist and the non specialist alike, it is easy and deep reading for anybody interested in our species, history and future.

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Mind-Expanding

This author successfully ties all the disparate details of knowledge about our history in a fashion that ties it all successfully together.

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Clear and concise

The book's most powerful moments are the beginning and the end: how we became human and how, probably, we will disappear as such.

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Inside out history

The keys, as described, are sudden adoptions of new human behaviors that are more successful than existing behaviors. I don't think I've come across a more impressive thought-inducing book since Future Shock.

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Engrossing

This book retells a truly fascinating, but terrifying story. Our own. It humbles you, flusters those that are religious (myself included), and makes you want to read it again so you can absorb every insight you missed.

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A masterpiece

This thoughtful, beautifully written, well researched audio book holds the listener's attention with thought-provoking ideas and gleeful humor. In short, this book is an important work that should be added to anyone's favorite list.

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It is an immensely powerful

it really gave me some insights as to why society and culture is the way that it is including diet, the importance of story as it is expressed in religion, culture, and politics as well as understanding where humanity might be going in the future.

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Most Informative

A history book that is factual and makes you think of ethics and morals for our society. A little left bias, but brings up points that make you think about your belief system, either changing or reinforcing. It will definitely encourage debate.

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As substantive as cotton candy

The author connects his fundamental ideas to explain where humanity is headed towards on a broad scale and argues that a global order, as opposed to nationalistic orders, is inevitable. I would recommend the book to any casual reader of history as well as cynics who think they have already figured out humanity's flaws and fallacies.

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Maybe the full boom is better

Tough to listen to this reader. Aaaaaaaaaabbbb hhhh bbb. Hey guys just got out here

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  • Messiah
  • 21-07-18

Listen before reading the actual works

Gives not only a great projection for tomorrow but rises overwhelming awareness of our todays perceptions.If you listened to Sapiens first, then you'll recognize the narrator. I think he does a great job, but be your own critic.



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  • jhon carry
  • 21-07-18

One of the best

I have read a lot of books. It is so deep and reasonable that it is scary. Author has amazing ability to analyse us,This book is as profound as Sapiens. I will now go back and listen again. world.Opens up our horizont by millions miles.

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  • fiona
  • 20-07-18

A Great Find!

i loved how this audiobook describes real meaning of humankind. After listening it I realized how wrongly we modern people are leading ahead. It was touching so I would suggest it to others too.

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  • Sara
  • 20-07-18

Mind opening

Every word in this summary book was mind blowing. It showcased history of Humankind in the best way possible. I was super impressed by the content of this book so gifted it to me parents as well. They loved it thoroughly.

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  • Estrella
  • 20-07-18

Saved me time

The author's ideas and observations summarize what we should all know of where we came from and where we may be going.

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  • Rhea
  • 20-07-18

Wow!!!Summary

I enjoyed the brief summary. Will buy the book. The author is opinionated with a framework of science. I am scared and yet have hope for this planet.

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  • Eirol
  • 19-07-18

full stars

This is a good "Summary of Sapiens" book.It provides nice and to the point information.i like how this summary book written.
Well explain and precise.

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  • Berg
  • 19-07-18

Remarkable and full of insightsm

If you liked the books of Book Notes , this book is for you. The book is full of great insights. For instance, when the author states that the Agricultural Revolution is a "fraud". It is written in a clear an easy-to-listen form. It is very entertaining. It's worth reading. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in understanding the path humankind have followed to get where it is now and want to have some ideas about its possible future.

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  • Mason
  • 19-07-18

Detailed History of Humankind.

Fantastic all around. The author provides eye-opening analysis on the roles of religion, language, and fire on the success of humanity, plotting from the earliest human species through the agricultural and industrial revolutions to life today. Rather than reading dense textbooks on each topic, Sapiens provides a concise and detailed overview of nearly every major event in human history, and leaves readers the opportunity to find additional reading on topics they enjoy.