If you had asked me whether it is possible for someone to write a sequel to "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond, I would have probably laughed at you endlessly. But Yuval Harari had other ideas. He went one better, he improved on it. Not only is Sapiens informative, it is engaging. If you ever wondered why certain continents and major regions are doing better than others, then Guns, Germs and Steel is the book for you. But if you ever wondered, why certain nations are doing better than others, why certain systems are better than others, then Sapiens is the book for you. Everything from pre-agriculture era to WW2 is captured in this book like nothing I have read before. Go grab this book.