Book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari PDF
Author : Yuval Noah Harari
Pages : 439
Years : 2014
ISBN : 9780771038501, 0062316095, 9780062316097
Language : English
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 book Sapiens PDF, 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 book challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power … and our future.