From a renowned historian comes a ground-breaking narrative of humanityâs 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 âhuman.â
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.
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Manjul Publishing House; First edition (1 August 2018)
Product Dimensions: 20 x 14 x 4 cm
About the Author
Prof. Yuval Noah Harari is the author of international bestsellers Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.
Born in Haifa, Israel, in 1976, Harari received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2002 and is currently a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Prof. Harari originally specialized in world history, medieval history and military history. He is a two-time winner of the Polansky Prize for Creativity and Originality, which he was awarded in 2009 and 2012. In 2011 he won the Society for Military History?s Moncado Award for outstanding articles on military history. In 2017 Homo Deus won Handel blatt's German Economic Book Award for the most thoughtful and influential economic book of the year. In 2018 Prof. Harari gave a keynote speech on the future of humanity on the Congress Hall stage of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.
Prof. Harari regularly lectures around the world on the topics explored in his books and articles and has written for newspapers such as the Guardian, Financial Times, The Times, Nature magazine and the Wall Street Journal.