Plano Reads: Sapiens

Read more about our October pick for the Brown Bag Book Club.

The Brown Bag Book Club meets monthly to discuss a variety of topics. Register for our next session, held via Zoom, and mark your calendars for Thursday, October 22 at 12 p.m.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Click the link above to see the variety of ways to read Sapiens, including audiobook, eBook and in Spanish.

Description: Yuval Noah Harari is a professor of history, but in Sapiens he casts the net wider and integrates biology and sociology into the story of how we became modern humans. 100,000 years ago, there were six different species of humans, but today there is only one – Homo sapiens. Like many things, the journey can be almost as fascinating as the destination, and the path from of human evolution has been shown to be far more complex than we first thought.

Why humans run the world, an article by Yuval Noah Harari on the TED blog, explains why humans have dominated Earth.


With revolutions in cognition, agriculture, and science changing and shaping the course of our evolution, Harari takes us on a thought-provoking journey to explain who we are and what made us this way.

How Humankind Conquered the World on Wall Street Journal

Yuval Noah Harari’s History of Everyone, Ever on The New Yorker

Review available on Medium


You can learn more about Yuval Noah Harari and his works on his website. “His books have sold 27.5 Million copies in 60 languages, and he is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today.”


The Brown Bag Book Club meets monthly to discuss a variety of topics. Register for our next session, held via Zoom, and mark your calendars for Thursday, October 22 at 12 p.m.

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