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

By: Harari, Yuval N.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2018; �2015Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.Description: 443 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780062316110.Other title: Brief history of humankind.Uniform titles: �Kitsur toldot ha-enoshut. English Subject(s): Civilization -- History | Human beings -- History | World history | Chronology, Historical | Technology and civilization -- History | SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution | SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General | SCIENCE / GeneralDDC classification: 909 Summary: "Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but [the author] breaks the mold with this . . . 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, [this book] integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. [The author] also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend the 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"--Provided by publisher.
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"P.S. insights, interviews & more..."--Front cover.

"First published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011 by Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir"--T.p. verso.

Translation of: �Kitsur toldot ha-enoshut.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-428) and index.

Library Journal Starred, December 2014

Booklist starred, February 2015

Publisher's Weekly, November 2014

Kirkus Starred, December 2014

Choice, July 2015

"Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but [the author] breaks the mold with this . . . 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, [this book] integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. [The author] also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend the 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"--Provided by publisher.

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