by Yuval Noah Harari
Reviewed by Linda:
This gripping history of human beings begins 70,000 years ago by asking why we sapiens are the only species of human — there were at least six that scientists know of so far — still in existence. The author continues to raise fascinating questions as he explores the extraordinary ways in which humans have evolved, and the consequences for history and our future. Readers will find themselves repeatedly startled and challenged by the author and consequently will look at the world in wholly new ways.