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Author Harari, Yuval N., author.

Uniform Title Kitsur toldot ha-enoshut. English
Title Sapiens : a brief history of humankind / Yuval Noah Harari ; translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, 2018.
2015

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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  909 H212s 2018    ---  Available
Edition First Harper Perennial edition.
Description 443, 5 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-428) and index.
Contents Timeline of history -- Part One : The cognitive revolution. An animal of no significance ; The tree of knowledge ; A day in the life of Adam and Eve ; The flood -- Part Two. The agricultural revolution. History's biggest fraud ; Building pyramids ; Memory overload ; There is no justice in history -- Part Three. The unification of humankind. The arrow of history ; The scent of money ; Imperial visions ; The law of religion ; The secret of success -- Part Four. The scientific revolution. The discovery of ignorance ; The marriage of science and empire ; The capitalist creed ; The wheels of industry ; A permanent revolution ; And they lived happily ever after ; The end of Homo sapiens -- Afterword : The animal that became a god.
Summary "From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas .Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Civilization -- History.
Human beings -- History.
World history.
Chronology, Historical.
Technology and civilization -- History.
World history.
Chronology, Historical. (OCoLC)fst00860207
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Human beings. (OCoLC)fst00962832
Technology and civilization. (OCoLC)fst01145253
World history. (OCoLC)fst01181345
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Harari, Yuval N., translator.
Purcell, John (Translator), translator.
Watzman, Haim, translator.
ISBN 0062316117 (paperback)
9780062316110 (paperback)

 
    
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