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The Resource Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

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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
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Subject
Language
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? 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."--
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman"--Title page verso
  • First published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011 by Kinneret, Mora-Bitan, Dvir."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-428) and index
Contents
Timeline of history -- The cognitive revolution. An animal of no significance ; The tree of knowledge ; A day in the life of Adam and Eve ; The flood -- The agricultural revolution. History's biggest fraud ; Building pyramids ; Memory overload ; There is no justice in history -- The unification of humankind. The arrow of history ; The scent of money ; Imperial visions ; The law of religion ; The secret of success -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9780062316110
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014028418
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896791508
  • (OCoLC)ocn896791508
  • 677335
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
Publication
Note
  • "Translated by the author, with the help of John Purcell and Haim Watzman"--Title page verso
  • First published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011 by Kinneret, Mora-Bitan, Dvir."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-428) and index
Contents
Timeline of history -- The cognitive revolution. An animal of no significance ; The tree of knowledge ; A day in the life of Adam and Eve ; The flood -- The agricultural revolution. History's biggest fraud ; Building pyramids ; Memory overload ; There is no justice in history -- The unification of humankind. The arrow of history ; The scent of money ; Imperial visions ; The law of religion ; The secret of success -- 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
443 pages
Isbn
9780062316110
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014028418
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)896791508
  • (OCoLC)ocn896791508
  • 677335

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