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As its name suggests, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind seeks to trace the history of Homo Sapiens from its earliest evolution, when it was one of several human species coexisting on earth, to the 21st century. This sweeping narrative takes in the Agricultural Revolution, the development of language, the rise of money and much more, showing us not just where we have come from but also where we might be going. The book became a publishing phenomenon when it first appeared in English in 2014: it made The New York Times bestseller list and received the National Library of China’s Wenjin Book Award for the best published that year. It has been translated into over forty languages to date.
This book review and analysis is perfect for:
• Students of anthropology and world history
• Anyone with an interest in the history of humankind
• Readers looking for an accessible introduction to anthropology and evolutionary biology
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