Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

FIRE gave us power. FARMING made us hungry for more. MONEY gave us purpose. SCIENCE made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Hebrew: קיצור תולדות האנושות‎‎) is a book by Professor Yuval Noah Harari first published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011, and in English in 2014. Harari cites Jared Diamond’s Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) as one of the gr

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