Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind
Author.Yuval Noah Harari
PublisherRandom House Audio
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Date Converted16- July-2015
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ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Yuval Noah Harari lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He originally specialized in medieval history and military history, completing his D.Phil. at the University of Oxford (Jesus College) in 2002, and publishing numerous books and articles, including Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550; The Ultimate Experience: Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000; “The Concept of ‘Decisive Battles’ in World History”; and “Armchairs, Coffee and Authority: Eye-witnesses and Flesh-witnesses Speak about War, 1100-2000”.
He now specializes in World History and macro-historical processes. His most recent book is titled From Animals into Gods: A Brief History of Humankind (originally published in Hebrew under the title A Brief History of Mankind, and now being translated into English and German). The book surveys the entire length of human history, from the evolution of Homo sapiens in Pleistocene East Africa up to the political and technological revolutions of the 21st-century.
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ABOUT THE READER
Derek Perkins is a native of the United Kingdom, Derek Perkins has narrated nearly two hundred titles to date in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, comedy, history, and business.
In 2014 he received two AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named by the magazine as a 2014 Best Voice in its Biography & History category and he was nominated for a Best Voice, Fiction & Fantasy Award by the Society of Voice Arts and Sciences 2014 Voice Arts Awards.
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