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Freethinkers Book Club: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • https://meet.google.com/beh-azmo-wcw


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Freethinkers Book Club

Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Harari

Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Hosted by: Karen C.

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari “gives you a sense of perspective on how briefly we’ve been on this earth, how short things like agriculture and science have been around, and why it makes sense for us not to take them for granted." (Barack Obama)

Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, Professor Harari explains how our species, Homo sapiens, succeeded in the battle for dominance. From the cognitive revolution, to the agricultural, scientific, industrial, and technical, Harari explores how history as shaped human societies while challenging everything we thought we knew about being human.

Vividly written, with wit and clarity, Sapiens tackles the biggest questions of history and our modern times to help us understand not only who we are, but what makes us this way, and what our world may be like in the future.

Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in history from the University of Oxford and lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. An international bestseller, Sapiens has been translated into 65 languages and has sold 23 million copies worldwide.

Feel free to join if you have not read the book, but if so, please take a look at one or more of these resources.

TED Why humans run the world/Yuval Noah Harari 


Wikipedia – Sapiens: a brief history of humankind



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