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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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A series of special editions of the best popular science books to explore the patterns of our planet. Designed by Patternity, the award-winning creative studio and pattern consultancy.

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Dr Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialising in World History. Sapiens- A Brief History of Humankind has become an international phenomenon attracting a legion of fans from Bill Gates and Barack Obama to Chris Evans and Jarvis Cocker, and is published in nearly forty languages worldwide. It was a Sunday Times number one bestseller and was in the top ten for over six months in paperback. His follow-up to Sapiens, Homo Deus- A Brief History of Tomorrow was also a top ten bestseller and was described by the Guardian as 'even more readable, even more important, than his excellent Sapiens'.

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"Sapiens is packed with heretical thinking and surprising facts. This riveting, myth-busting book cannot be summarised in any detail; you will simply have to read it" -- John Gray * Financial Times *
"Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international best-seller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!" -- Jared Diamond
"What's unique about Harari's take is that he focuses on the power of stories and myths to bring people together... I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun, engaging look at early human history... Harari tells our history in such an approachable way that you'll have a hard time putting it down" -- Bill Gates
"What makes it so interesting and provocative is that because it's such a condensed sweeping history it talks about some core things that have allowed us to build this extraordinary civilisation that we take for granted, but weren't a given, and it gives you a sense of perspective in how briefly we've been on this Earth" -- Barack Obama * CNN *
"Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain. Its author, Yuval Noah Harari, is a young Israeli academic and an intellectual acrobat whose logical leaps have you gasping with admiration...Harari's writing radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new" -- John Carey * The Sunday Times *

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