Sapiens - A Brief History Of Humankind

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01An Animal Of No Significance20140908
01An Animal Of No Significance20140908

Yuval Noah Harari's groundbreaking account of our history - from apes to world dominance.

Adrian Scarborough reads from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.

Far-reaching and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human, ending with a look at what lies ahead for humankind.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

02The Cognitive Revolution20140909
02The Cognitive Revolution20140909

How gossip united us and mythology maintained law and order.

Adrian Scarborough continues reading from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

03The Agricultural Revolution20140910
03The Agricultural Revolution20140910

How the agricultural revolution was history's biggest fraud.

Adrian Scarborough continues reading from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

04The Scientific Revolution20140911
04The Scientific Revolution20140911

Yuval Noah Harari explores the discovery of ignorance and the quest for immortality.

Adrian Scarborough continues reading from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

The discovery of ignorance and the quest for immortality.

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.

05 LASTAnd They Lived Happily Ever After20140912
05 LASTAnd They Lived Happily Ever After20140912

The world is a better place, but are we any happier?

Adrian Scarborough continues reading from Yuval Noah Harari's ground-breaking account of humankind's remarkable history from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.

The world's a better place but are we any happier?

Abridged by Penny Leicester

Produced by Gemma Jenkins.