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

Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind
Title
Sapiens
Title remainder
a brief history of humankind
Statement of responsibility
Yuval Noah Harari
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution-a #1 international bestseller-that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." 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. 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? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem
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Midwest
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Harari, Yuval N
Dewey number
909
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • World history
  • Chronology, Historical
  • Technology and civilization
  • World history
Target audience
adult
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12518369?utm_source=MARC
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062316103
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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15399267
Publisher number
MWT15399267
Specific material designation
remote
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(MWT)MWT15399267
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12518369?utm_source=MARC
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062316103
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
15399267
Publisher number
MWT15399267
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MWT)MWT15399267
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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