no 1 New York Times Bestseller
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From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways through which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our working out of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, a minimum of six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet lately there is just one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what would possibly occur to us?
Most books concerning the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mildew with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the illusion of brand new cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played within the global ecosystem to charting the upward thrust of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with latest concerns, and read about specific events throughout the context of bigger ideas.
Dr. Harari also compels us to appear ahead, because over the previous few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that experience governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the power to design no longer only the sector around us, but in addition ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we wish to develop into?
Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is very important reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.