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008 141120s2015 nyuab b 001 0 eng
010 _a 2014028418
020 _a9780099590088 (pbk.)
040 _aBLR
050 _a909 HAR
082 _a909 HAR
100 1 _aHarari, Yuval N.
240 1 0 _aḲitsur toldot ha-enoshut.
245 1 0 _aSapiens :
_ba brief history of humankind /
_cYuval Noah Harari.
264 1 _aLondon :
_bVintage Books,
300 _ax, 498 pages :
_billustrations, map ;
_c20 cm
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 _apt. 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.
520 _a"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"--
650 0 _aCivilization
650 0 _aHuman beings
650 0 _aWorld history.
650 0 _aChronology, Historical.
650 0 _aTechnology and civilization
650 7 _aSCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution.
650 7 _aSCIENCE / Life Sciences / General.
650 7 _aSCIENCE / General.
856 4 1 _3Table of contents
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