<Embed>
$23.07 + FREE Delivery
Usually dispatched within 4 to 5 days.
Ships from and sold by Book Depository UK.
$23.07 + FREE Delivery
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$29.06
+ FREE Delivery
Sold by: The Nile Australia
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind: (Patterns of Life) Paperback – 31 Jan 2019

4.6 out of 5 stars 15,201 ratings

See all 13 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle
Hardcover
$42.62
Paperback
$23.07
$23.07
click to open popover

Frequently bought together

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind: (Patterns of Life)
  • +
  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • +
  • Thinking, Fast And Slow
Total Price: A$62.06
Buy the selected items together

Product details


Product description

Review

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

Book Description

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.

Customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
4.6 out of 5
15,201 customer ratings
How does Amazon calculate star ratings?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers
TOP 500 REVIEWER
Reviewed in Australia on 3 November 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 4 December 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
8 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 28 November 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 28 September 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 20 December 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Reviewed in Australia on 27 January 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 12 June 2016
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
Reviewed in Australia on 31 December 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase

Top international reviews

Harvinder Singh
1.0 out of 5 stars Fake print
Reviewed in India on 7 September 2018
Verified Purchase
review image
271 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Eff
2.0 out of 5 stars Assertions, assertions, assertions... Evidence, please.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 21 September 2018
Verified Purchase
357 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amit Sareen
5.0 out of 5 stars An Execellent Read
Reviewed in India on 15 January 2019
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
150 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
A. Frost
3.0 out of 5 stars Over praised
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
77 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
JD
1.0 out of 5 stars Over-rated book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 December 2018
Verified Purchase
61 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Sonal
5.0 out of 5 stars THOUGHT PROVOKING!!
Reviewed in India on 31 May 2017
Verified Purchase
152 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Connor
3.0 out of 5 stars A brief speculation about the history of humankind
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 February 2019
Verified Purchase
50 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Author's bias chimes like a bell in a timely fashion.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 December 2018
Verified Purchase
47 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Yas Oz
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 December 2018
Verified Purchase
41 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Evan Donald
1.0 out of 5 stars did not enjoy it at all
Reviewed in the United States on 26 August 2018
Verified Purchase
623 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Andrew Terhune
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled. This book is opinion masquerading as science.
Reviewed in the United States on 29 September 2018
Verified Purchase
580 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Just Another Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars okayish
Reviewed in India on 1 January 2019
Verified Purchase
54 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
D. Haley
4.0 out of 5 stars Sapiens is a fascinating, thought-provoking, and at times sobering account of humanity.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 November 2018
Verified Purchase
27 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Max Baxter
2.0 out of 5 stars The good and interesting bits are covered better in other books ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 February 2018
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
35 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse
Fat Tony
1.0 out of 5 stars IYI
Reviewed in Canada on 13 August 2018
Verified Purchase
56 people found this helpful
Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Report abuse