Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

April, 2019 Selection

Historian Noah Harari does an excellent job of knocking us humans off our imaginary throne. He paints a fascinating picture of our development as a species, and doesn’t sugarcoat the cost to the environment as we ascended to the top of the food chain. In doing so, he offers insights for the future. (This is picked up in his recent book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.) You can find it here.