Mark Zuckerberg’s 12th pick for his Year of Books is Yuval Noah Harari’s catalogue of the rise of humankind, Sapiens. Humans are petty, selfish, brutal, and ambitious; we’re generous, foolish, whimsical, and fair. We are a complex composite of traits both good and bad—and we’re also evolutionary miracles. The making of the social and cultural marvel that is modern man is the story that Yuval Noah Harari sets out to tell in Sapiens. Sapiens, the twelfth installment in Mark Zuckerberg’s A Year of Books, spins the dial back 70,000 years to take a historical and biological approach to modern man’s…

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