100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.
How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?
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, paleontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power … and our future
Presently working as Professor in Electronic Science Department of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India. Hails from a small village (Pandanadu in Alapuzha distt) of Kerala state in India. Love to read. Great passion for knowing things for its sake. Passionate about Khalil Gibran and his works especially "The Prophet". Great admirer of the works of James Randi, Prof. Richard Dawkins & Dr. Neil Tyson. Wish to start a lecture series like the Royal society Christmas Lectures (started by Michael Faraday in 1825). You can contact him via email.