Here is a quick review of the book Cosmosapiens1 by John Hands. It took all my reading time of last month and was not really worth it, so I might be able to save someone from wasting time by stating my thoughts here.

Reading this front-to-back is a great challenge in self discipline and I do not recommend it. There is a lot of repetition and not too many insightful conclusions. Most of them center around the fact that empirical science cannot answer all our questions and all theoretical models are wrong to some extent. I learned a few interesting facts and stories (not told in a particularly interesting manner though), but none of the big picture insights which the book claims to be looking for.

So, if you want to read a popular science book I think there are a lot of better (and shorter) options. If you are especially after the human evolution, then I highly recommend Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind2 by Harari instead of this one.