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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari

“So thought provoking and important. I felt like understand more about what it is to be human.”

Shane McGuinness , Dublin 8

“It deals with all kinds of myths and facts about humans and unexpectedly (for me) treads some deeply philosophical ground, along with presenting a lineage of where we started and how we have become what we have become.”

Eoin Williams , Dublin 15


Sapiens retells the history of our species from a completely fresh perspective. It explains that money is the most pluralistic system of mutual trust ever devised; that capitalism is the most successful religion ever invented; that the treatment of animals in modern agriculture is probably the worst crime in history; and that even though we are far more powerful than our ancient ancestors, we aren’t much happier.

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