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Sapiens : a brief history of humankind / by Yuval Noah Harari

By: Harari, Yuval Noah.
Publisher: London, U.K. : Vintage Books, 2014Description: x, 498 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780099590088.Subject(s): Society | Psychology | History | Economic history
Contents:
THE COGNITIVE REVOLUTION: An animal of no significance -- The tree of knowledge -- A day in the life of Adam and Eve -- The flood. THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION: History's biggest fraud -- Building pyramids -- Memory overload -- There is no justice in history.THE UNIFICATION OF HUMANKIND: The arrow of history -- The scent of money -- Imperial visions -- The law of religion -- The secret of success. THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION: The discovery of ignorance -- The marriage of science and empire -- The capitalist creed -- The wheels of industry -- A permanent revolution -- And they lived happily ever after -- The end of Homo Sapiens.
Summary: Offers a history of humankind, from our beginnings as hunter-gatherers to our ability to alter our DNA and create artificial intelligence. Draws on insights from biology, economics, psychology and palaeontology to regale how we got to where we are today. Considers what the future may hold.
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Item reserves
Book Book Australia
606 HAR 2014 (Browse shelf) Issued 05/06/2018
Book Book New Zealand
606 SAP (Browse shelf) Available
Total holds: 0

THE COGNITIVE REVOLUTION: An animal of no significance -- The tree of knowledge -- A day in the life of Adam and Eve -- The flood. THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION: History's biggest fraud -- Building pyramids -- Memory overload -- There is no justice in history.THE UNIFICATION OF HUMANKIND: The arrow of history -- The scent of money -- Imperial visions -- The law of religion -- The secret of success. THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION: The discovery of ignorance -- The marriage of science and empire -- The capitalist creed -- The wheels of industry -- A permanent revolution -- And they lived happily ever after -- The end of Homo Sapiens.

Offers a history of humankind, from our beginnings as hunter-gatherers to our ability to alter our DNA and create artificial intelligence. Draws on insights from biology, economics, psychology and palaeontology to regale how we got to where we are today. Considers what the future may hold.

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