Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari

By | August 12, 2018

An easy and fascinating read of a brief history to human kind. Definitely worth a read. There are four main periods highlighted in the book:

  1. The Cognitive Revolution (c. 70,000 BC, when Sapiens evolved imagination).
  2. The Agricultural Revolution (c. 10,000 BC, the development of agriculture).
  3. The unification of humankind (the gradual consolidation of human political organisations towards one global empire).
  4. The Scientific Revolution (c. 1500 AD, the emergence of objective science).

It starts of with evolution and the various types of homo species. It looks at the agricultural revolution from hunter gatherers to farming and then looks at religion, humans ability to imagine and to create communities in the millions. Then the scientific revolution in the last 200 years was an absolute game changer.

Definitely worth a read.

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