Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

A hardcover edition of the first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for readers of all ages. One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabi A hardcover edition of the first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's smash #1 New York Times...

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Title:Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)
Author:David Vandermeulen
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:248 pages pages

Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) Reviews

  • britt_brooke
    Jan 10, 2021
    I was hyped for this graphic history, but sadly found it massively disappointing. The way the story is laid out, with the author as a character who appears on 90% of the pages, was cheesy and weird. It was like reading a boring, overzealous textbook. There?s some good information, bu...
  • Lady Brainsample
    Jan 29, 2021
    A really nice adaptation of the first portion of the non-graphic version. I enjoyed it much more because it didn't include the stupid nonsense I hated in the last one. Guess I'll have to wait for Volume 2 of the graphic novel to get irritated at those parts all over again, ha...
  • Alex Zagorac
    Feb 15, 2021
    I tried reading Sapiens a few years ago and ended up DNF-ing it simply because it was a library hold and I was reading it so slowly. It's one of those books you have to digest and read one chapter at a time. I felt so stressed about reading it in the lending period that I gave up....
  • Dakota Morgan
    Jan 25, 2021
    Even though Sapiens feels like a retread of the The Cartoon History of the Universe series, it's full of new knowledge presented in an attractive package. Yuval Noah Harari does his best to flip many of our assumptions about ancient humans on their heads. Fortunately, he makes his...
  • Audra (ouija.reads)
    Nov 18, 2020
    I loved reading this graphic history and I can't wait for the next volume to come out. Of course, in 250 illustrated pages you can't expect the story to be complete, but I think this book is the perfect jumping off point for people of any age who might be interested in learni...
  • laurel [the suspected bibliophile]
    Oct 25, 2020
    A brief history of the history of human kind, specifically the rise of homo sapiens and the fall of the five other species of humans in the era of the cave man. I've been meaning to read the source material for quite some time, as I want to know more about the history of humank...
  • G.K. Hansen
    Jan 26, 2021
    While I loved the idea of this book, and thought the framing device was reasonably clever, and loved a lot of the knowledge I gained, I was really disappointed by the subtle, but significant, racism. I don't know if this is a writer problem or an illustrator problem, but I don&apo...
  • Elisabeth
    Feb 18, 2021
    4.5 stars. ...
  • Aqsa
    Feb 03, 2021
    What's better than Sapiens- the novel??? SAPIENS - THE GRAPHIC NOVEL! Absolutely funny, absolutely mind-expanding, absolutely brilliant! Putting images on Good Reads reviews is a hard process, otherwise would've shared snapshots of its illustrations. Also, even thou...
  • Su
    Nov 28, 2020
    Since my sis read this book, I have been wanting to read. But I am threatened by a great degree after giving a thought about how big the book is. Now, this is just perfect. Give me anything in graphic novel, I will read! ...
  • Rama
    Jan 02, 2021
    An incomplete and inaccurate graphic history of life Teaching kids to impart knowledge relies on project-based learning (PBL), graphic illustrations, video materials and other tools. After reading this book with the star-studded ?positive? comments from Barack Obama, Bill Gates...
  • Dramapuppy
    Dec 18, 2020
    This was interesting information presented in an interesting way, but I wish the author had distinguished more between fact and theory. I appreciated the use of characters asking questions and going to conferences as a means to present the information. It made the nonfiction read li...
  • Rod Brown
    Dec 01, 2020
    Wow! There are some mind-blowing concepts masterfully laid out in this history of the rise of mankind as a species, from the critical roles of gossip and cooperation in our success to the delusional lies that form the bedrock of our social constructs to our ability to initiate ecologic...
  • Adele
    Dec 10, 2020
    Sapiens has some interesting information. Unfortunately I was already at least somewhat familiar with most of it. That might have been okay, but the book is so repetitive. Here is just one example. On page 173 the Yuval character says, "So when scholars claim they know what ancien...
  • Charlotte McKinney
    Dec 30, 2020
    I have heard Yuval a few times on my fave podcast, Armchair Expert. I learned of this book from his latest appearance and wanted to check it out. I could not set this book down. I really enjoyed the format of the graphic novel here. It helped make all this dense information really easy...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Dec 15, 2020
    I think many of us are familiar with the best selling nonfiction title, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by the same author, and this is its graphic novel counterpart. I have not read the former and really enjoyed my time with the latter. The illustrations are detailed, beautiful...
  • jenna
    Jan 01, 2021
    Amazing. They translated the content of the book into a graphic novel so well. This was very engaging and a fun way to learn about evolution. Can?t wait for the second volume!!! ...
  • Jane Beard
    Dec 16, 2020
    I loved this new way of accessing the material Harari first wrote about in the original Sapiens. It made some concepts more starkly clear to me, because of the depictions of ages. It had a lightness to it that the original did not, which made me read more at one clip. I am sending a co...
  • Helen | readwithneleh
    Oct 26, 2020
    I just finished this last night and it just reaffirmed my love for graphic novels. l?ve had the original book, the source material for this graphic novel, on my TBR for a few years now and haven?t gotten around to reading it and it?s not surprising why. While I love non-fiction, ...
  • Lyria E.
    Jan 01, 2021
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  • anto
    Nov 15, 2020
    Amazing graphics. If you want your younger ones to know the info that you read as an adult in Sapiens (the original) this book is perfect. Visual storytelling of the best kind, looks like a superhero comic book, very attractive to young adults. The images are really good and they are r...
  • Sarah
    Dec 12, 2020
    One of my favourite books of all time, in graphic novel form, works incredibly well. This is only the first volume, its quite a sizeable book even at 250 pages but is a quick and enjoyable read. Often humorous, it is a great look into the history of humankind (as its predecessor was...
  • Melissa
    Oct 20, 2020
    I loved everything about this great graphic novel. I think it will appeal to many age groups and interest levels. As someone with a deep love of anthropology, I found it fun and fascinating, but I don?t think you need an academic background to appreciate it. I received an advanced...
  • Udisha Jain (bookstacks_literature)
    Dec 23, 2020
    Book- SAPIENS A Graphic History Author and Artists- Yuval Noah Harari, David Vandermeulen and Daniel Casanave Suggested reading age according to me- Suitable for all ages. Graphic novel/book My rating- 5/5 (My very first graphic novel! I absolutely loved the reading experie...
  • Ben Cheyney
    Jan 06, 2021
    Exquisite. ...
  • RoshReviews
    Dec 08, 2020
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  • Grandma
    Oct 22, 2020
    Dr. Yuval Noah Harari has adapted his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2011) into a graphic novel. This book is perfect for anybody new to the evolution of Homo sapiens and its impact on the world around them. For anyone who has already taken or knows anthropology I would su...
  • liv • cantlivwithoutbooks
    Oct 30, 2020
    Thank you to NetGalley and Harper Publishing for an e-copy and Harper Publishing for a paperback copy in exchange for an honest review. TITLE & AUTHOR: SAPIENS: A GRAPHIC HISTORY by Yuval Noah Harari SUMMARY: This is the graphic adaptation Harari's #1 New York Times and...
  • Kathleen Lalor
    Jan 31, 2021
    Really entertaining and informative! Loved the pictures and comics, made it that much more engaging! The ending was great, I feel like the last 75 pages made the book for me. The earlier chapters were a bit repetitive, but still interesting! Looking forward to reading part 2 ...
  • The_story_scribbler
    Jan 12, 2021
    I absolutely LOVE this book! It is super interesting, though quite complex. It has incredible illustrations and it is amazing! ...