Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Editor : Signal
ISBN : 9780771000263
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Language : en
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Volume two of Sapiens: A Graphic History: the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon. Twelve thousand years ago, we humans fell into a trap. Volume II of Sapiens: A Graphic History tells the story of how we took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, famine, disease, and inequality became a part of the human condition. Sound sombre? Not with this cast of entertaining characters, returning from Volume I to explore the Agricultural Revolution. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (turned farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction – are all back to travel the length and breadth of human history. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to entrap humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. With guest appearances by Thomas Jefferson, Scarlet O’Hara and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And there’s plenty more genre-bending to enjoy in this book. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News, the story of urbanization is told as a travel brochure offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China, while the history of inequality is scouted out in a superhero detective story.

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Editor : HarperCollins
ISBN : 9780063212244
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Language : en
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The ebook is designed to be read on devices with large color displays The Kindle edition is incompatible with iOS. See below for a list of supported devices. This second volume of Sapiens: A Graphic History, the full-color graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari’s #1 New York Times bestseller, focuses on the Agricultural Revolution—when humans fell into a trap we’ve yet to escape: working harder and harder with diminishing returns. What if humanity’s major woes—war, plague, famine and inequality—originated 12,000 years ago, when Homo sapiens converted from nomads to settlers, in pursuit of the fantasy of productivity and efficiency? What if by seeking to control plants and animals, humans ended up being controlled by kings, priests, and Kafkaesque bureaucracy? Volume 2 of Sapiens: A Graphic History–The Pillars of Civilization explores a crucial chapter in human development: the Agricultural Revolution. This is the story of how wheat took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, plague, famine, and inequality became an intractable feature of the human condition. But it’s not all doom and gloom with this book’s cast of entertaining characters and colorful humorous scenes. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (now farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction, all introduced in Volume 1, once again travel the length and breadth of human history, this time investigating the impact the Agricultural Revolution has had on our species. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to ensnare humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy; the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News; the story of urbanization is portrayed as a travel brochure, offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China; and the history of inequality unfolds in a superhero detective story; with guest appearances by historical and cultural personalities throughout such as Thomas Jefferson, Scarlett O'Hara, Margaret Thatcher, and John Lennon. Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2 is a radical, witty and colorful retelling of the story of humankind for adults and young adults, and can be read on its own or in sequence with Volume I.

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9781473598140
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Language : en
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Discover the second volume of an epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's multi-million copy bestselling phenomenon. The perfect gift this Christmas. When nomadic Homo sapiens settled to live in one place, they started working harder and harder. But why didn't they get a better life in return? In The Pillars of Civilization, Yuval Noah Harari and his companions including Prof. Saraswati and Dr. Fiction travel the length and breadth of human history to investigate how the Agricultural Revolution changed society forever. Discover how wheat took over the world, how war, famine, disease and inequality became a part of the human condition, and why we might only have ourselves to blame. The origins of modern farming are told through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News, and the history of inequality is revealed in a superhero detective story. A radical, witty and colourful retelling of the story of humankind, adapted from Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Volume 2 can be read as a standalone or as a follow-up to Volume 1, The Birth of Humankind. Praise for Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: 'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species.' Bill Gates 'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack Obama 'Jaw-dropping from the first word to the last... It may be the best book I've ever read' Chris Evans 'Contains a remarkable piece of information on almost every page and reminds us that we should be grateful to be human.' Matt Haig 'Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new' Sunday Times 'Provocative and fascinating and opinionated...it makes the familiar seem unfamiliar. It altered how I view our species and our world.' Guardian

Category : History
Editor : Signal
ISBN : 9780771038525
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Language : en
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 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.

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Editor : Signal
ISBN : 9780771038754
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Language : en
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Volume one of the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power. How can we see the big picture without getting caught up in an infinity of little details? One way is to step back, to look at the really big picture: the entire history of the human species. Sapiens: A Graphic History, The Birth of Humankind is the story of how an insignificant ape became the ruler of planet Earth, capable of splitting the atom, flying to the Moon, and manipulating the genetic code of life. With Yuval Noah Harari as your guide, and accompanied by characters like Prehistoric Bill, Dr. Fiction, and Detective Lopez, you are invited to take a ride on the wild side of history. The graphic format offers readers a new intellectual and artistic exploration of the past. Human evolution is reimagined as a tacky reality TV show. The first encounter between Sapiens and Neanderthals is explored through the master-pieces of modern art. The extinction of the mammoths and saber-toothed tigers is retold as a "whodunit" movie. Sapiens: A Graphic History is a radical, and radically fun, retelling of the story of humankind, bursting with wit, humor, and colorful characters. If you want to know why we are all trapped inside the dreams of dead people—read this book.

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Editor : Harper Perennial
ISBN : 0063212234
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Language : en
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This second volume of Sapiens: A Graphic History, the full-color graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's #1 New York Times bestseller, focuses on the Agricultural Revolution--when humans fell into a trap we've yet to escape: working harder and harder with diminishing returns. What if humanity's major woes--war, plague, famine and inequality--originated 12,000 years ago, when Homo sapiens converted from nomads to settlers, in pursuit of the fantasy of productivity and efficiency? What if by seeking to control plants and animals, humans ended up being controlled by kings, priests, and Kafkaesque bureaucracy? Volume 2 of Sapiens: A Graphic History-The Pillars of Civilization explores a crucial chapter in human development: the Agricultural Revolution. This is the story of how wheat took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, plague, famine, and inequality became an intractable feature of the human condition. But it's not all doom and gloom with this book's cast of entertaining characters and colorful humorous scenes. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (now farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction, all introduced in Volume 1, once again travel the length and breadth of human history, this time investigating the impact the Agricultural Revolution has had on our species. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to ensnare humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy; the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News; the story of urbanization is portrayed as a travel brochure, offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China; and the history of inequality unfolds in a superhero detective story; with guest appearances by historical and cultural personalities throughout such as Thomas Jefferson, Scarlett O'Hara, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2 is a radical, witty and colorful retelling of the story of humankind for adults and young adults, and can be read on its own or in sequence with Volume I.

Category : History
Editor : Signal
ISBN : 9780771038693
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Language : en
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International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. 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. War is obsolete You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict Famine is disappearing You are at more risk of obesity than starvation Death is just a technical problem Equality is out – but immortality is in What does our future hold?

Category : Fiction
Editor : Good Press
ISBN : EAN:4064066359126
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Language : en
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"Fuzzy Sapiens" by H. Beam Piper. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Category : Philosophy
Editor : Alpha & Omega Sapiens - Uppublishing Being / Augustin Ostace
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Language : en
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…One can make a jump or a leap forward from the CONSTITUTION OF EUROPE, thought and written by the author in the years of 2006 - 2007, through CONSTITUTION OF EUROPEAN UNION, rethought and rewritten by the same author 12 years later, towards a CONSTITUTION OF SAPIENS, our present - ness hardworking, our up-to-date development within Sapiens for Sapiens and, perhaps, beyond Sapiens! …Assuredly, for sure, it is our duty and right and perhaps of our destiny of our MODERN SAPIENS, by rethinking reflecting and comprising the Species Sapiens as a whole, of at least in its last ca. about 50.000 years, by coming from PREMODERN SAPIENS (between ca. 200.000 – 50.000 years Before of our Present Times - BPT) and ARCHAIC SAPIENS (between ca. about 500.000 – 200.000 years BPT!) …Therefore, our answer is confident and affirmative, in sensing that the present level of creativity of human through the AERA–1 of Philosophical Systems, can outreach a such task, overcoming all previous achievements into this area of human creativity, for sure, definitely, in domain, within area of Sapiens’ Constitution! … …More than that, our twelve years of experience in fighting through Constitution of Europe, despite of some singular boasting, was not perceived at its real worthiness of spiritual battlefields… …Could one explain a CONSTITUTION OF SAPIENS, within all its chains, as Big Chain of Unknowns, as Big Chains of Uncertainties, through the whole universe of 10 to power 18 seconds, or perhaps of 10 to power of 20 seconds?… …One Universe (in many ways, beyond of our comprehension, before of our human exploring), One Constellation (Virgo, beyond of our reaching), One Galaxy (Milky Way, beyond of direct human analyzing), One Solar System (Sun System, in the beginning of human exploration), One Planetary System (Earth system, the best explored and analyzed, but with still many, many unknowns), One Genus (Homo Anthropos), One Species (Species Sapiens), all as togetherness of ANTHROPOSAPIENS (recombining the Genus Species), and all, have been analyzed, reanalyzed, structured and restructured, systematize and re-systematize through our One and Unity of Philosophical Systems (Aera of Philosophical Systems or AERA-1)… It is our Sapiens, it is our Species, in its core of Humanness, of Oneness, multiplied through Temporal-Spatiality and Causality of the Universe, a singular feature within immense of Temporal-Spatiality and Causality?… …Therefore, let’s structure and restructure, let’s think and rethink, let’s analyze and reanalyze, through the mindful eyes of Sapiens as Species, belonging to the Genus Homo Anthropos, Hominid Family, Order Primate and Class Mammalia, a present Standard Model of Sapiens, by reassessing the whole of cosmology through a philosophical system (a maximal generality thought and written by a Sapiens), the whole of our planetary biology through a philosophical system (also, a maximal generality thought and written by a Sapiens) and the whole of human ontology through a philosophical system (for sure, a maximal generality thought and written by a Sapiens, i.e., Sapiens through… Sapiens!)… Finally, we do need a Constitution worthy of our Sapiens, a Constitution in motion and emotion of our Sapiens, always in thinking and rethinking, always in development and self – developments, by being improved out of all directions of information, of inspiration, of intuition and of overcoming oneself towards the better - ness for all and towards all and through all… Sapiens! The whole of AERA OF PHILOSOPHICAL SYSTEMS seen as AERA-1, is at your disposal! Sapiens! Show to the whole cosmos, to the whole biology and to the whole ontology that you are the one in thinking, rethinking and creativity! Sapiens! Show to them, but primarily to yourself, who you were, who you are and who you will be, since yesterday, since today and lasting forever within your relativity! Sapiens! Put yourself in front of your achievements and of your fragilities, and of your vulnerabilities, put yourself in front of your creativity, always without to forget and to forgive your power of destructivity, your power of lamenting, of upsetting, of worrying, as a FRONTMANSAPIENS, as an ENSFRONTMAN, for you and for all as the essence of your substance, asking always, not only what is the man itself, but what is the Species (Sapiens) for itself, with itself and through itself, and what can do yourself for the glory of our Species Sapiens… Sapiens! Look at yourself, by re-looking at yourself, by looking for yourself, by think and rethinking at yourself, and sensing and re-sensing at yourself, in our light of the Constitution Sapiens - Two, this always Short Edition within a Classic Text of Human Species, but creating a self-differentiation through yourself! Constitutionalist of Sapiens

Category : History
Editor : Random House
ISBN : 9780593132814
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Language : en
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#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)