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The Resource Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari ; translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman

Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari ; translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman

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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 ; translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman
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Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"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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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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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
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10395911
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Harari, Yuval N
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Harari, Yuval N.
  • Purcell, John
  • Watzman, Haim
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True
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  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • World history
  • Chronology, Historical
  • Technology and civilization
  • Chronology, Historical
  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • Technology and civilization
  • World history
Target audience
adult
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a brief history of humankind
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari ; translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn904576078
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
443, 4 pages
Isbn
9780062316110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)904576078
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari ; translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904576078
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
443, 4 pages
Isbn
9780062316110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)904576078

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