Adult Book Discussion: Sapiens: A Brief History of Human Kind by Yuval Noah Harari Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 p.m.

Join us in the community room as we discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one-homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the roles evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past development with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.

Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become.

Reserved copies of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari are available for checkout at Oscar Grady Library or reserve using the Monarch Catalog: All are welcome.