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?
This provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
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Auteur(s) : nreyes le 03/11/2017
Epic knowledge for mere mortals
A truly epic journey combining history, political, scientific and philosophical insights. Thought-provoking and sobering. Narrated with panache and style, I fully enjoyed this audiobook.
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Auteur(s) : Client d'Amazon le 01/08/2018
Sapiens: l'aventure continue
Sapiens se veut être un récapitulatif objectif de ce qu'est l'Homme. Le livre nous aide à relativiser notre vie, l'importance et la véracité de nos croyances.
Le livre est riche en petites anecdotes qui rendent la lecture divertissante.