Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Library Loot ~ Sapiens by Harari

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind ~ by Yuval Noah Harari, 2015
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human."  One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited earth.  Yet today there is only one ― homo sapiens.  What happened to the others?  And what may happen to us?  Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition.
Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire @ The Captive Reader and Linda @ Silly Little Mischief that encourages us to share the names of books we checked out of the library.  See what others got this week.