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The Resource Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari

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Sapiens : a brief history of humankind
Title
Sapiens
Title remainder
a brief history of humankind
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Yuval Noah Harari
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  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
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
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Harari, Yuval N
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[E]
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LC call number
CB113.H4
LC item number
H3713 2015
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Read by Derek Perkins
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Perkins, Derek
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  • Civilization
  • Human beings
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Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
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https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3461405
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
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digital storage
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online resource
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1 online resource (1 audio file)
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online
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9780771001901
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computer
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sound
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  • other
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  • 6219362
  • (OCoLC)989946650
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Label
Sapiens : a brief history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3461405
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local libraries
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • unknown
  • not applicable
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780771001901
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
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unknown
Stock number
f2623a1d-6c57-4c86-8001-e45bf14e59b6
System control number
  • 6219362
  • (OCoLC)989946650
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not applicable
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