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The Resource Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

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Sapiens : a brief history of humankind
Title
Sapiens
Title remainder
a brief history of humankind
Statement of responsibility
Yuval Noah Harari
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical and sometimes devastating breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future
Summary
A narrative history of humanity's creation and evolution explores how biology and history have defined understandings of what it means to be human and details the role of modern cognition in shaping the ecosystem and civilizations
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Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
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10395911
Cataloging source
BT
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Harari, Yuval N
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Hebrew
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Civilization
  • Human beings
Target audience
adult
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a brief history of humankind
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
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Publication
Note
First published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One The Cognitive Revolution -- 1.An Animal of No Significance -- 2.The Tree of Knowledge -- 3.A Day in the Life of Adam and Eve -- 4.The Flood -- pt. Two The Agricultural Revolution -- 5.History's Biggest Fraud -- 6.Building Pyramids -- 7.Memory Overload -- 8.There is No Justice in History -- pt. Three The Unification of Humankind -- 9.The Arrow of History -- 10.The Scent of Money -- 11.Imperial Visions -- 12.The Law of Religion -- 13.The Secret of Success -- pt. Four The Scientific Revolution -- 14.The Discovery of Ignorance -- 15.The Marriage of Science and Empire -- 16.The Capitalist Creed -- 17.The Wheels of Industry -- 18.A Permanent Revolution -- 19.And They Lived Happily Ever After -- 20.The End of Homo Sapiens
Control code
000053361676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9780099590088
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
Publication
Note
First published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. One The Cognitive Revolution -- 1.An Animal of No Significance -- 2.The Tree of Knowledge -- 3.A Day in the Life of Adam and Eve -- 4.The Flood -- pt. Two The Agricultural Revolution -- 5.History's Biggest Fraud -- 6.Building Pyramids -- 7.Memory Overload -- 8.There is No Justice in History -- pt. Three The Unification of Humankind -- 9.The Arrow of History -- 10.The Scent of Money -- 11.Imperial Visions -- 12.The Law of Religion -- 13.The Secret of Success -- pt. Four The Scientific Revolution -- 14.The Discovery of Ignorance -- 15.The Marriage of Science and Empire -- 16.The Capitalist Creed -- 17.The Wheels of Industry -- 18.A Permanent Revolution -- 19.And They Lived Happily Ever After -- 20.The End of Homo Sapiens
Control code
000053361676
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9780099590088
Other physical details
illustrations

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