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A Brief History of Humankind

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May 27, 2024 | History

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • 4.22 ·
  • 130 Ratings
  • 3043 Want to read
  • 261 Currently reading
  • 198 Have read

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.

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Publisher
Vintage Books
Language
English
Pages
498

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
2018-05-15, Harper Perennial, Harpercollins
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Sapiens: Indonesia
2017, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Dom Wydawniczy PWN
in Polish
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit
Oct 15, 2015, Pantheon, Pantheon Verlag
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Sapiens: De animales a dioses
2015, Debate
in Spanish
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
2015-04-30, Vintage Books
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
2014, Signal
paperback - Print
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De animales a dioses: Breve historia de la humanidad
2014, Debate
in Spanish - 1. ed.

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Book Details


First Sentence

"About 14 billion years ago, matter, energy, time and space came into being in what is known as the Big Bang."

Edition Notes

Published in
London, UK
Copyright Date
2011, Yuval Noah Harari

Classifications

Library of Congress
CB113.H4 H3713 2014, CB25 .H3713 2014

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
x, 498p
Number of pages
498
Dimensions
19.7 x 12.7 x 3.8 centimeters
Weight
458 grams

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26234146M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780099590088
ISBN 10
0099590085
ISBN 13
9780099590088
OCLC/WorldCat
925482663, 890244744

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