464 pages, 2018
science & nature1064 books
In his follow-up to the global phenomenon Sapiens, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari turns his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century, humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war.
This may seem hard to accept, but as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough yet riveting—famine, plague, and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges.