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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 ; maps by Neil Gower

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

Label
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 ; maps by Neil Gower
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
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? 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?
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harari, Yuval N
Dewey number
599.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • World history
  • Chronology, Historical
  • Technology and civilization
  • Cognition and culture
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
  • SCIENCE / General
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari ; translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman ; maps by Neil Gower
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Kitsur toldot ha-enoshut. 2011
  • "First published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011 by Kinneret, Mora-Bitan, Dvir."--Title page verso
  • "Previously published in a slightly different form in Great Britain in 2014 by Harvill Secker, a division of the Random House Group Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of history -- Part One. The cognitive revolution -- An animal of no significance -- The tree of knowledge -- A day in the life of Adam and Eve -- The flood -- Part Two. The agricultural revolution. History's biggest fraud -- Building pyramids -- Memory overload -- There is no justice in history -- Part Three. The unification of humankind. The arrow of history -- The scent of money -- Imperial visions -- The law of religion -- The secret of success -- Part 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
Control code
ocn896791508
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
[viii], 443 pages
Isbn
9780062316097
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014028418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • 1169636
  • (Sirsi) o896791508
  • (OCoLC)896791508
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari ; translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman ; maps by Neil Gower
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Translation of: Kitsur toldot ha-enoshut. 2011
  • "First published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011 by Kinneret, Mora-Bitan, Dvir."--Title page verso
  • "Previously published in a slightly different form in Great Britain in 2014 by Harvill Secker, a division of the Random House Group Ltd."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-428) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of history -- Part One. The cognitive revolution -- An animal of no significance -- The tree of knowledge -- A day in the life of Adam and Eve -- The flood -- Part Two. The agricultural revolution. History's biggest fraud -- Building pyramids -- Memory overload -- There is no justice in history -- Part Three. The unification of humankind. The arrow of history -- The scent of money -- Imperial visions -- The law of religion -- The secret of success -- Part 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
Control code
ocn896791508
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
[viii], 443 pages
Isbn
9780062316097
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014028418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • 1169636
  • (Sirsi) o896791508
  • (OCoLC)896791508

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