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Sapiens
a brief history of humankind
VerfasserIn: Harari, Yuval Noah
Verfasserangabe: Yuval Noah Harari
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: New York ; London ; Toronto ; Sydney ; New Delhi ; Auckland, Harper Perennial
Mediengruppe: Buch
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100,000 years ago, at least six species of human 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 Sapiens, 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 challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future. (Quelle: Copac)
Inhaltsverzeichnis:
Timeline of history
Part 1: The cognitive revolution
1. An animal of no significance
2. The tree of knowledge
3. A day in the life of Adam and Eve
4. The flood
Part 2: The agricultural revolution
5. History's biggest fraud
6. Building pyramids
7. Memory overload
8. There is no justice in history
Part 3: The unification of humankind
9. The arrow of history
10. The scent of money
11. Imperial visions
12. The law of religion
13. The secret of success
Part 4: The scientific revolution
14. The discovery of ignorance
15. The marriage of science and empire
16. The capitalist creed
17. The wheels of industry
18. A permanent revolution
19. And they lived happily ever after
20. The end of Homo sapiens
Afterword
The animal that became a god
 
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VerfasserIn: Harari, Yuval Noah
VerfasserInnenangabe: Yuval Noah Harari
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: New York ; London ; Toronto ; Sydney ; New Delhi ; Auckland, Harper Perennial
Systematik: GE.W, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 978-1-8465-5823-8
2. ISBN: 1-8465-5823-9
Beschreibung: First edition, viii, 443 Seiten : illustrationen, Karten
Sprache: Englisch
Originaltitel: ¿itsur toldot ha-enoshut
Fußnote: Literaturangaben
Mediengruppe: Buch