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Humans by Tom Phillips
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really liked it
bookshelves: history, humour, civilization, war, politics, science, environment

3.75 stars

This is a (somewhat) humourous look at history and errors that humans have made in the realms of agriculture, science, war, international relations, etc.

I quite enjoyed this. I originally expected there to be a lot of environmental stuff, and there was some, but there was much more. Some of the humour is sarcastic, but that’s ok. The funniest was the photo at the very end, after a paragraph of doom, then a paragraph of positive, then a photo (not going to say what it’s of – I don’t want to spoil it!). That photo really made me laugh after the positive words in the previous paragraph!

Some of the anecdotes were short and some were longer and went into more detail. I did lose a bit of interest in a couple of the longer ones, but mostly it was interesting. Some of it was history I (broadly) knew about and some of it was stuff I either didn’t know about, or just didn’t know much about (i.e. Ghengis Khan – no, he wasn’t he one who make the stupid mistake…). Overall, though, quite enjoyable!
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Reading Progress

March 21, 2019 – Started Reading
March 21, 2019 – Shelved
March 22, 2019 –
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March 24, 2019 –
65.0%
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: history
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: humour
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: civilization
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: war
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: politics
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: science
March 25, 2019 – Shelved as: environment
March 25, 2019 – Finished Reading

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