Centomila anni fa almeno sei specie di umani abitavano la Terra. Erano animali insignificanti, il cui impatto sul pianeta non era superiore a quello di gorilla, lucciole o meduse. Oggi sulla terra c'è una sola specie di umani. Noi: Homo sapiens. E siamo i signori del pianeta. Il segreto del nostro successo è l'immaginazione. Siamo gli unici animali capaci di parlare di cose che esistono solo nelle nostre fantasie: come le divinità, le nazioni, le leggi e i soldi. "Sapiens. Da animali a dèi" spiega come ci siamo associati per creare città, regni e imperi; come abbiamo costruito la fiducia nei soldi, nei libri e nelle leggi; come ci siamo ritrovati schiavi della burocrazia, del consumismo e della ricerca della felicità.
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book bound to appear on a large number of coffee tables and favorite lists, and be picked up even by those who normally would not find the time for reading. It will certainly not be the next A Brief History of Time , which is often named as the world's top u Leggi tutto
This book is a superficial gloss on human history. Nice try but it excludes too much data in favor of an overarching conceptual view to be deeply interesting. Stopped reading for reasons detailed below at p. 304 of 416. Considering the outlandishness of some of its claims—the downside of the Agricult Leggi tutto
Is there anything more dangerous than dissatisfied and irresponsible gods who don't know what they want? What a fantastic book. I can see why everyone from Bill Gates to Barack Obama was raving about it. It's an extremely compelling, accessible history - almost like a novelization - of humankind.
Had I stopped reading after the first section, I’d have given this a five stars and whined that the Goodreads platform doesn’t aloe reviewers to go higher. But I didn’t stop. I kept reading, . . . until it got so bad, I found myself unable to do more than skim, and eventually, to just skipping large Leggi tutto
I believe I am relatively familiar with history in general, and I'm usually not very excited about reading more about it. But this book was something else. Beautifully written and easy to read, this book just made me want to know more and more about how the author thinks the world evolved to what it Leggi tutto
This book had changed my life, the way I think, the way I precept the world. I think it should be an obligatory book for everyone on this planet.
I see many people complaining about the wild leaps of logic and the lack of footnotes - but honestly, what did you expect in a 500 page book, not even with small print, that's supposed to give you a summary of all history from the emergence of Homo sapiens to the present day? Personally, I thought t Leggi tutto
It is again unpopular opinion time! It seems it becomes a rule for me not to enjoy a book that everyone seems to love. Well, someone has to. Here we go with the review. Prepare your tomatoes and raw eggs (someone actually threw a raw egg at me once for fun but it bounced from my bum ) Sapiens’ begin Leggi tutto
History and Sociology for Dummies, this book is almost irrecoverably watered down intellectually. [and for all those commenters that think I am calling them dummies, I am simply referring to the popular XXX For Dummies books and I am not intentionally insulting folks that enjoyed the book.] Sapiens
Choose Your Fictions Carefully There are far too many fascinating assertions in this book to even mention. But for me the most fascinating is Harari’s idea of the Cognitive Revolution which took place about 70,000 years ago. "We might call it the Tree of Knowledge mutation. Why did it occur in Sapien Leggi tutto
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