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Sapiens: a brief history of humankind

By: Harari, Yuval Noah.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Harvill Secker 2014Description: 443 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9781846558245.Subject(s): Civilization - History | Human beings - History | Anthropology | World history | Technology and civilization | Cognition and culture | Cognitive revolution | Agricultural revolution | Scientific revolution | Industrial revolution | Homo Sapiens | Human species | Religion | EmpiresDDC classification: 909 Online resources: e-Book Summary: 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, nations 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. http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/books/1846558239/yuval-noah-harari/sapiens-a-brief-history-of-humankind/
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Table of Content

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

The Flood

Part Two The Agricultural Revolution

History's Biggest Fraud

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 17 The Wheels of Industry

18 A Permanent Revolution

And They Lived Happily Ever After



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 End of Homo Sapiens

The Animal that Became a

Notes

Acknowledgements

Image Credits

Index


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, nations 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.

http://www.vintage-books.co.uk/books/1846558239/yuval-noah-harari/sapiens-a-brief-history-of-humankind/

Patron comment on 11/07/2019

A book about the history of every one of us..Helps to realise beyond religion, Nationality, race etc. we all are Sapiens...

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