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release date: Feb 10, 2015
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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.

release date: Feb 21, 2017
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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.

release date: Sep 08, 2016
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
"Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before." (Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and Slow). 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. Now, 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?
release date: Sep 27, 2016
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Sapiens. De animales a dioses / Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (Spanish Edition)

El libro de no ficción del AÑO.Un best seller internacional con más de un millón de ejemplares vendidos
Lúcido e iluminador: la historia de la humanidad en un solo volumen.
Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia: de simios sin importancia a amos del mundo.

Hace 100.000 años, al menos seis especies de humanos habitaban la Tierra. Hoy solo queda una, la nuestra: Homo sapiens.

¿Cómo logró nuestra especie imponerse en la lucha por la existencia? ¿Por qué nuestros ancestros recolectores se unieron para crear ciudades y reinos? ¿Cómo llegamos a creer en dioses, en naciones o en los derechos humanos; a confiar en el dinero, en los libros o en las leyes? ¿Cómo acabamos sometidos a la burocracia, a los horarios y al consumismo? ¿Y cómo será el mundo en los milenios venideros?

En De animales a dioses, Yuval Noah Harari traza una breve historia de la humanidad, desde los primeros humanos que caminaron sobre la Tierra hasta los radicales y a veces devastadores avances de las tres grandes revoluciones que nuestra especie ha protagonizado: la cognitiva, la agrícola y la científica. A partir de hallazgos de disciplinas tan diversas como la biología, la antropología, la paleontología o la economía, Harari explora cómo las grandes corrientes de la historia han modelado nuestra sociedad, los animales y las plantas que nos rodean e incluso nuestras personalidades. ¿Hemos ganado en felicidad a medida que ha avanzado la historia? ¿Seremos capaces de liberar alguna vez nuestra conducta de la herencia del pasado? ¿Podemos hacer algo para influir en los siglos futuros?

Audaz, ambicioso y provocador, este libro cuestiona todo lo que creíamos saber sobre el ser humano: nuestros orígenes, nuestras ideas, nuestras acciones, nuestro poder... y nuestro futuro.

- El fuego nos dio poder.

- La conversación hizo posible que cooperáramos.

- La agricultura alimentó nuestra ambición.

- La mitología sostuvo la ley y el orden.

- El dinero ofreció algo en lo que confiar.

- Las contradicciones crearon la cultura.

- La ciencia nos hizo imparables.



Reseñas:

«Aborda las cuestiones más importantes de la historia y del mundo modernos, y además está escrito con un estilo vívido e inolvidable.»
Jared Diamond

«Renueva la creencia en la capacidad de decidir de los propios lectores. El éxito más sorprendente y renovador de un libro de no ficción de la última década.»
Shmuel Rosner, editor original (Israel)



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New York Times Bestseller

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.
release date: Jan 31, 2017
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Homo Deus / Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Spanish Edition)

Tras el éxito de Sapiens. De animales a dioses, Yuval Noah Harari vuelve su mirada al futuro para ver hacia dónde nos dirigimos.

La guerra es algo obsoleto. Es más probable quitarse la vida que morir en un conflicto bélico.

La hambruna está desapareciendo. Es más habitual sufrir obesidad que pasar hambre.

La muerte es solo un problema técnico. Adiós igualdad. Hola inmortalidad.

¿Qué nos depara el futuro?

Yuval Noah Harari, autor bestseller de Sapiens. De animales a dioses, augura un mundo no tan lejano en el cual nos veremos enfrentados a una nueva serie de retos. Homo Deus explora los proyectos, los sueños y las pesadillas que irán moldeando el siglo XXI -desde superar la muerte hasta la creación de la inteligencia artificial.

- Cuando tu Smartphone te conozca mejor de lo que te conoces a ti mismo, ¿seguirás escogiendo tu trabajo, a tu pareja y a tu presidente?

- Cuando la inteligencia artificial nos desmarque del mercado laboral, ¿encontrarán los millones de desempleados algún tipo de significado en las drogas o los juegos virtuales?

- Cuando los cuerpos y cerebros sean productos de diseño, ¿cederá la selección natural el paso al diseño inteligente?

Esto es el futuro de la evolución. Esto es Homo Deus .



ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

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.

release date: Jul 23, 2015
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Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550 (Warfare in History)
Alongside the familiar pitched battles, regular sieges, and large-scale manoeuvres, medieval and early modern wars also involved assassination, abduction, treason and sabotage. These undercover operations were aimed chiefly against key individuals, mostly royalty or the leaders of the opposing army, and against key fortified places, including bridges, mills and dams. However, because of their clandestine nature, these deeds of `derring-do' have not been studied in any detail, a major gap which this book fills. It surveys a wide variety of special operations, from the eleventh to the sixteenth century. It then analyzes in greater depth six select and exciting operations: the betrayal of Antioch in 1098; the attempt to rescue King Baldwin II from the dungeon of Khartpert in 1123; the assassination of Conrad of Montferrat in 1192; the attempt to storm Calais in 1350; the `dirty war' waged by the rulers of France and Burgundy in the 1460s and 1470s; and the demolition of the flour mill of Auriol in 1536. Dr YUVAL NOAH HARARI teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.
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release date: Sep 02, 2015
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Sapiens ; une brève histoire de l'humanité
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release date: Jan 01, 2015
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Sapiens: Uma Breve Historia da Humanidade (Em Portugues do Brasil)
O autor repassa a historia da humanidade, ou do homo sapiens, desde o surgimento da especie durante a pre-historia ate o presente, mas em vez de apenas inventariar os fatos historicos ele os relaciona com questoes do presente e os questiona de maneira surpreendente. Alem disso, para cada fato ou crenca que temos como certa hoje em dia, o autor apresenta as diversas interpretacoes existentes a partir de diferentes pontos de vista, inclusive as muito atuais, e vai alem, sugerindo interpretacoes muitas vezes desconcertantes. Yuval Noah Harari e professor do departamento de historia da Universidade Hebraica de Jerusalem. E especialista em historia mundial, medieval e militar.
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release date: Dec 01, 2014
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人类简史: 从动物到上帝 (两种封面随机发货)
《人类简史:从动物到上帝》一部引发多国版权大战的神秘大书。获得波兰斯基人文学科创造力与独创性奖。100周蝉联以色列畅销书排行榜榜首,在英国,9家出版商疯狂竞价。23个国家竞相购买版权。台湾上市一周,金石堂、诚品历史类畅销书榜榜首 ,诚品总榜第八,西班牙上市两周总榜榜首。由《人类简史:从动物到上帝》改变而成的人类简史课程风靡全球,成为希伯来大学很受欢迎课程 Coursera很受欢迎课程 ,mooc很受欢迎课程。这是一部"瘦身版"人类简史。如果说给我一本书,不到五百页,没有一堆令人晕头转向的年份、人名、地名、称号,就能涵盖了人类如何崛起、影响现代生活甚巨的资本主义、一神教、自由人文主义、基因工程如何兴盛的人类历史重大脉络......这是仅有的一部!《人类简史:从动物到上帝》分4大部分描述人类大历史。1大开创性在于打通文字发明前后历史的界限;填补传统人类史的3大鸿沟:历史观与哲学观之间的鸿沟(提供有史实根据的深刻哲学思考)人类和生态系统之间的鸿沟(读者多从生态来思考,而不是只讲人类的利益)集体和个人之间的鸿沟(检视历史事件如何影响到当时一般人的生活) 。《人类简史:从动物到上帝》让学界和大众都一致认可,戴蒙德推荐。新锐历史学家,用通俗的语言和新鲜的视角,将个体的幸福放在人类发展的过程中审视,不再错过历史中最关键、最有意思的部分。涵盖了生物学,人类学,哲学,心理学,一书,文学,伦理学等众多领域。也涉及幸福,生命的意义等众多话题,有人说这是一部个人幸福探索之路。 从来没有哪部人类简史能像牛津博士尤瓦尔写的这般生动自然。这位全球瞩目的新锐历史学家化身为曲艺精湛的评书表演者,将十万年前至21世纪的人类发展史向每一位读者绘声绘色的娓娓道来。 笔者初见《人类简史》,本以为书的内容会高深晦涩;而读完首章节【人类:一种也没什么特别的动物】,不仅打消了之前的顾虑,还马不停蹄的读完了全书,顿 感周身通畅,"脑洞"大开。一来惊讶于作者的才思敏捷、笔道精炼,二来感叹于一本400页的人类简史竟融汇了化学、生物学、人类学、心理学、政治学于其 中,二十章文字不落窠臼,新颖独到。
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
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?
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