Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind By Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a history book by Yuval Noah Harari, first published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011 based on a series of lectures Harari taught at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in English in 2014.
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?
|Title:||Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind|
|Author(s):||Harari, Yuval, Noah|
|Language:||English||Pages:||464 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm\0|
|ISBN:||9780771038501, 9780771038525, 077103850X|
|Size:||14 MB (14446810 bytes)||Extension:|
Book Description of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Book
Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective.
100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.
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.
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Author(s): Yuval Harari
Publisher: Signal, Year: 2014
Size – 6.6 MB
Table of contents :
Timeline of history —
pt. One : The cognitive revolution : An animal of no significance
The tree of knowledge
A day in the life of Adam and Eve
The flood —
pt. Two. The agricultural revolution : History’s biggest fraud
There is no justice in history —
pt. Three. The unification of humankind : The arrow of history
The scent of money
The law of religion
The secret of success —
pt. 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.
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