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Main Title Sapiens : a brief history of humankind /
Author Harari, Yuval N.,
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Harari, Yuval N.,
Purcell, John
Watzman, Haim,
Publisher Harper,
Year Published 2015
OCLC Number 896791508
ISBN 9780062316097; 0062316095; 9780062316110; 0062316117; 0062316109; 9780062316103
Subjects Civilization--History. ; Human beings--History. ; World history. ; Chronology, Historical. ; Technology and civilization--History. ; SCIENCE--Life Sciences--Evolution. ; SCIENCE--Life Sciences--General. ; SCIENCE--General. ; Menschheit ; Civilisation--Histoire universelle. ; Humanité--Histoire universelle. ; Mñniskan--historia. ; Fysisk antropologi. ; Historical chronology.
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  CB113.H4H3713 2015 c. 1 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/16/2019
EIAM  CB113.H4H3713 2015 c. 2 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 09/16/2019
Edition First U.S. edition.
Collation 443 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"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"-- 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.