A Brief History of Humankind Sapiens
Yuval Noah Harari

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Overview
Author
Yuval Noah Harari
Year Published
2011
Type
Non-Fiction
Genre
Non-Fiction
About the Title

In general, the book seeks to inform readers about the evolution of mankind. The origin and evolution of mankind is a subject of controversy, but it has extensively been theorized. Yuval Noah Harari in his book ?A brief History of Mankind Sapiens? tackles various topics that give in-depth understanding of the mankind Sapiens? history. However, he is not the pioneer in this kind of writing, because other theorists like Charles Darwin, had theorized about the same. Hence, his book can be viewed to add more information to evolution.

The book can be found in other languages. It has been translated into other languages and its English translation was done in 2014 by Yuval Noah Harari (Harari, p.2). The book was first published in Hebrew in 2011, and later published in English in the UK. The presence of the book in different languages, confirm that the demand for the book is high and this could be due to the relevance of the book (Yuval, n.p).  In essence, the book looks into the mankind Sapiens? history from a broader perspective, in that it looks into interesting and instructive topics like ?the cognitive revolution, agricultural revolution, the unification of mankind, scientific revolution? among other topics (Harari, p.3).  

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