Picked it up last year but lost interest. But now picked this and I don't regret that.
I have previously had history lessons in my school, but they're either just an account of a particular period. But this gives a brief (as already in its name) picture/birdseye view of entire Humankind. Starting from Cognitive Revolution, Agricultural Revolution, Scientific Revolution to also the future of Sapiens. This book takes us to completely new perspectives of things we have been seeing until now a very good example is the cultivation of staple crops, we've been seeing it always as an advantage to the human beings giving us a lot of calories to spare but it makes us think that not the staple crop but it's the Sapiens who had been domesticated. It really helped me to view things totally in a different view. Another example would be how the empire and wars drove the scientific revolution during early 18th centuryand not the thought of bettering the lives of human kind. Its also touches briefly on the topics of biochemistry, bioengineering, bionic life and genetic engineering which might decide the future of Sapiens.
"Is there anything more dangerous than dissatisfied and irresponsible gods who don't know what they want?"
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about the species that is reigning over the planet for the over 70 millenia.