Six million years ago, the ancestors of modern man were little more than common apes, but over the millennia, Homo sapiens has evolved to the top of the food chain, becoming like gods in the ability to manipulate the environment and to assume mastery over other species. This amazing evolution, the result of biological accidents, myths, and self-interested actions, has placed Homo sapiens at a point in its history that could lead either to further elevation–or extinction.
Summary of Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind from SumoReads books is a detailed analysis and summary of a book that traces mankind’s evolution over the past 200,000 years. This brief summary, which can be read in less than 30 minutes, not only discusses the key takeaways of the book, but offers an editorial review and a description of the author’s credentials.
This summary gives a good overview of the book and will help the reader decide if it’s worth the investment of time and money to procure.
While I don’t usually review book summaries, this summary is of a book that I believe is appealing, and worthy of reading. The summary, although it contained a few typos, is comprehensive and worth reading in itself. I give it four stars.