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Yuval Noah Harari’s 400-page history of mankind is a timely meditation on the nature of Homo sapiens’ fickle path. Harari concludes that humankind prevailed by happenstance, a capacity for language and socialization, curiosity, mercantile fervor and technological prowess. He is uneasy about humanity as the intelligent designer of a new “superhuman” – a cyborgian, a machine whose inorganic longings may not include happiness. This roiling, off-the-beaten path tour de force will intrigue readers themselves equipped with curiosity, as well as patience and open minds.
About the Author
Oxford-educated historian Yuval Noah Harari teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.