Filip Wojtkiewicz – class III D
‘A brief history of humankind’
by Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari ( יובל נח הררי ; born 24 February 1976) is an Israeli historian and a tenured professor in the Department
of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of the international bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief
History of Humankind (2014) and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2015). His writings are preoccupied with
concepts of free will, consciousness and definitions of intelligence.
In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical –
and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from
biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies,
the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities.
Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our
actions, our power ... and our future.