Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (2011)
Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a broad strokes journey through the history of humankind. He shows us, in clear and entertaining language, how the humble homo-sapiens went from just another cog in the evolutionary system, to being one of the primary engineers of that system.
Did you know that homo-sapiens was just one of many species of humans roaming the earth? Do you realize what a large role collective imagination played in the course of human history? What is it that defines how successful a species is anyway?
Harari presents the familiar historical milestones of human history in a new and revealing light that will change the way you see the world.