📒 Author : Yuval Noah Harari
📒 Publisher :
📒 Release Date : 2012-07-16
📒 Pages : 494
📒 ISBN : 1478237856
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Human beings

SYNOPSIS : About 100,000 years ago, Homo sapiens was still an insignificant animal minding its own business in a corner of Africa. Our ancestors shared the planet with at least five other human species, and their role in the ecosystem was no greater than that of gorillas, fireflies, or jellyfish. Then, about 70,000 years ago, a mysterious change took place in the mind of Homo sapiens, transforming it into the master of the entire planet and the terror of the ecosystem. Today it stands on the verge of becoming a god, acquiring divine abilities of creation and destruction. * How did Homo sapiens conquer Earth? * What befell the other human species? * When did money, states and religion appear, and why? * How did science and capitalism become the dominant creeds of the modern era? * Does history have a direction? * Is there justice in history? * Did people become happier as history unfolded? * And what are the chances that Homo sapiens will still be around in a hundred years?


📒 Author : Yuval Noah Harari
📒 Publisher : Harper Collins
📒 Release Date : 2015-02-10
📒 Pages : 464
📒 ISBN : 9780062316103
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg 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.


📒 Author : Yuval Noah Harari
📒 Publisher : HarperCollins
📒 Release Date : 2017-02-21
📒 Pages : 464
📒 ISBN : 9780062464354
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.


📒 Author : Yuval Noah Harari
📒 Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
📒 Release Date : 2019-01-29
📒 Pages : 400
📒 ISBN : 9780593132814
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : History

SYNOPSIS : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. “Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading. “If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage (top pick)


📒 Author : Yuval Noah Harari
📒 Publisher : HarperCollins
📒 Release Date : 2017-02-21
📒 Pages : 816
📒 ISBN : 9780062693600
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion Homo Deus.


📒 Author : Lee Tang
📒 Publisher : LMT Press
📒 Release Date : 2018-06-15
📒 Pages : 118
📒 ISBN : 9781988970110
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Science

SYNOPSIS : How Humans Evolve from Insignificant Apes to Become the Rulers of the World The must-read summary of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari. In Sapiens, Professor Yuval Noah Harari focuses on the three great revolutions of human history: Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific. He presents a hypothesis about how Homo sapiens transforms from an animal of no significance 70,000 years ago to become the rulers of the Earth. Earlier human species such as Homo neanderthalensis in Europe and Homo erectus in Asia had climate and environmental adaptations that sapiens did not have. The Cognitive Revolution between 70,000 and 30,000 years ago enabled the sapiens to form elaborate cultures and communicate in fiction. Myths, religions, moral codes, nations, corporations, and money are fiction that shapes human societies, allowing them to speak the same language and share the same customs, beliefs, rituals, and dreams. Fiction also allowed them to cooperate in groups, giving them a military and security advantage and encouraging specialization which eventually gave them a technological advantage. This book tells the story of how these three revolutions have affected humans since the start of the Cognitive Revolution. This guide includes: * Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—covers the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge


📒 Author : Jared Diamond
📒 Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
📒 Release Date : 2017-03-07
📒 Pages : 528
📒 ISBN : 9780393609295
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : History

SYNOPSIS : "Fascinating.... Lays a foundation for understanding human history."—Bill Gates In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.


📒 Author : Book Notes
📒 Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
📒 Release Date : 2018-05-25
📒 Pages : 64
📒 ISBN : 1720357633
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category :

SYNOPSIS : SUMMARY OF SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND. DISCLAIMER: This book is a general overview of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. It is intended to be read as a companionship to the original book, provide a general overview of the contents and concepts within it, and make studying the book less confusing. This summary is not affiliated with the writer or publisher of Sapiens in any way. This is not the original book, and if you intended to purchase the original, it can be found here: http://amzn.to/2qxORbB THE HISTORY OF HUMANKIND: Written by Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is explores the cultural evolution of Homo sapiens throughout the ages. It begins with early man, several species under the Homo genus, and continues chronologically through the ages. Harari's explanations of human biology, psychology, and history is connected to the basis that humankind has not evolved in a very long time, and they are essentially the same hunter gatherers they always have been on a psychological level, only ow they're living in an industrial world. THE FOUR MAJOR ERAS: PART ONE: The Cognitive Revolution... where mankind has evolved to have imagination, the basis for creating the fictions and myths that would dominate the creation of societies and bonds between strangers that allow for mass cooperation between human beings. PART TWO: The Agriculture Revolution... how humankind navigated the slow process of domesticating plants and animals, eventually leading to mankind's settlement lifestyle that allowed for the existence of ruling classes. PART THREE: The Unification of Humankind... which covers the creation and acceptance of money, politics, economics, religion, and the many constructs that truly allows for large civilizations. Within this section is a heavy focus on empires and how they have shaped history ever since imperial ambitions began. PART FOUR: The Scientific Revolution... based around the idea that during the last 500 years the explosion of knowledge and technology as a result of humankind acknowledging their ignorance and lack of answers for everything. Leading up to modern day humans, this section focuses heavily not only on scientific advancements, but how politics, religion, and capitalism shape scientific discoveries for better or worse. WHY THIS SUMMARY? Following Sapiens chapter by chapter, our goal is to condense and simplify without losing the overarching themes that connect each chapter together. This allows for succinct explanations in the book's exploration of biology, psychology, and culture in a fraction of the time, and is given enough context in easy-to-read language to avoid confusion without requiring a huge time commitment.


📒 Author : Neil deGrasse Tyson
📒 Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
📒 Release Date : 2019-02-05
📒 Pages : 192
📒 ISBN : 9780393356519
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : Neil deGrasse Tyson’s #1 New York Times best-selling guide to the cosmos, adapted for young readers. From the basics of physics to big questions about the nature of space and time, celebrated astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the mysteries of the cosmos into bite-sized pieces. Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry describes the fundamental rules and unknowns of our universe clearly—and with Tyson’s characteristic wit, there’s a lot of fun thrown in, too. This adaptation by Gregory Mone includes full-color photos, infographics, and extra explanations to make even the trickiest concepts accessible. Building on the wonder inspired by outer space, Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry introduces an exciting field and the principles of scientific inquiry to young readers.


📒 Author : Fastreads Publishing
📒 Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
📒 Release Date : 2016-10-13
📒 Pages :
📒 ISBN : 1539485951
📒 Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
📒 Category :

SYNOPSIS : "You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death in monkey heaven." - Yuval Noah Harari "How do you cause people to believe in an imagined order such as Christianity, democracy or capitalism? First, you never admit that the order is imagined." - Yuval Noah Harari "Consistency is the playground of dull minds." - Yuval Noah Harari "One of history's few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations." - Yuval Noah Harari "Each year the US population spends more money on diets than the amount needed to feed all the hungry people in the rest of the world." - Yuval Noah Harari "Evolution has made Homo sapiens, like other social mammals, a xenophobic creature. Sapiens instinctively divide humanity into two parts, 'we' and 'they'." - Yuval Noah Harari "Biology enables, Culture forbids." - Yuval Noah Harari What Will You Learn from Reading This Book? Understand the history of man from an evolutionary perspective from the beginning of time up through the present day. Discover the origins of social structures that have led us as a species to where we are today. Recognize what truly separates man from other animals. Gain a profound understanding of each great era in the life of Homo sapien from hunting and gathering, to agriculture, through the industrial revolution. Get a glimpse into what the future of humanity may hold. ***Don't miss out on Yuval Noah Harari's New York Times' Bestseller: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. This eye-opening book will change the way you look at history, humanity, and the world. Purchase your copy of FastReads' Summary with Key Takeaways & Analysis today.*** Book Summary Overview Yuval Noah Harari's detailed, precise, and in-depth look at the history of evolution and humanity offers a new perspective on how we came to be the humans and societies that we are today. Following the paths of Homo sapien from his African beginnings, across oceans and continents, Harari's analysis leaves no stone unturned. Reading this book will undoubtedly make you see the world we live in in a different light. Analyzing the social constructs that allow humans to organize massive, global societies is a highlight of this ground-breaking book. If you've ever questioned where we came from, this easy-to-follow summary of Harari's dense read will tell you everything you need to know. Own Your Copy Today!