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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Paperback)

By Harari, Yuval Noah

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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. 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, n...ations 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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ISBN 9780099590088
Released NZ 1 May 2015
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780099590088
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 1 May 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Harari, Yuval Noah
Category Award Winning
History Of Ideas, Intellectual History
World History
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Popular Science
Number of Pages 512
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 37mm
Dewey Code 909
Weight 437g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade;Professional and scholarly

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