Subtitled, ‘A Brief History of Humankind’, ‘Sapiens’ is a work of extraordinary scholarship presented in very readable form. There’s a great deal of humour here, carrying the message. The whole text is readily accessible without any dumbing down.
Thought-provoking, mind-enhancing, terrifying, encouraging and illuminating, this piece of work encompasses many disciplines. It examines human endeavour and attempts, very successfully, to explain what we, Homo Sapiens, are, were, and may become. The author is one of that rare class of intellectuals: a true visionary.
We live in a world divided and split by myth, theory, prejudice and ignorance. Here is a book that should be part of every senior school curriculum in every nation on Earth. A book that should be used as the basis for social education. A book to be discussed and used as a stimulus for original thought and imaginative analysis.
I’d go so far as to say that this book could alter the course of history and help humanity avoid the inevitability of decline and self-destruction. This is a vital, inspiring, comprehensive and concise commentary on what Homo Sapiens has done and may do in the future. It is an essential read. Please buy, beg, borrow or, if you must, steal a copy, and read it!