Book ID: CBB632692831

Sapiens: a brief history of humankind (2015)

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Harari, Yuval N. (Author)


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Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: 443
Language: English

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? (Publisher)

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Authors & Contributors
Jones, Steve
Headrick, Daniel R.
Allen, Nicholas J.
Brotton, Jerry
Emden, Christian J.
Javier Aracil
Journals
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society
Journal of Classical Sociology
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
History and Technology
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Publishers
Sage Publications
Oxford University Press
Dorling Kindersley Ltd.
Cambridge University Press
Basic Books
Routledge
Concepts
World history
Evolution
Life sciences
Technology
Technological innovation
Biology
People
Mauss, Marcel
Ptolemy
Mercator, Gerardus
Roger of Hereford
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm
Darwin, Charles Robert
Places
India
Caribbean
Europe
Alps (Europe)
Times
19th century
21st century
20th century, early
17th century
Early modern
20th century
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