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Summary : 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.
Summary : 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.
Summary : **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER** What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human in the perfect read for these unprecedented times. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. ‘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 **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
Summary : How Humans Evolve from Insignificant Apes to Become the Rulers of the World This book is a summary of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind,” by Yuval Noah Harari. In Sapiens, Professor Yuval Noah Harari focuses on the three great revolutions of human history: Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific. He presents a hypothesis about how Homo sapiens transforms from an animal of no significance 70,000 years ago to become the rulers of the Earth. Earlier human species such as Homo neanderthalensis in Europe and Homo erectus in Asia had climate and environmental adaptations that sapiens did not have. The Cognitive Revolution between 70,000 and 30,000 years ago enabled the sapiens to form elaborate cultures and communicate in fiction. Myths, religions, moral codes, nations, corporations, and money are fiction that shapes human societies, allowing them to speak the same language and share the same customs, beliefs, rituals, and dreams. Fiction also allowed them to cooperate in groups, giving them a military and security advantage and encouraging specialization which eventually gave them a technological advantage. This book tells the story of how these three revolutions have affected humans since the start of the Cognitive Revolution. This guide includes: * Book Summary—helps you understand the key concepts. * Online Videos—cover the concepts in more depth. Value-added from this guide: * Save time * Understand key concepts * Expand your knowledge
Summary : 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?
Summary : "You could never convince a monkey to give you a banana by promising him limitless bananas after death in monkey heaven." - Yuval Noah Harari Summary of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari This accompanying book summary is a powerful, time-saving way to explore the incredible book by Yuval Noah Harari. Delving into the origins of humanity and posing vital questions about our happiness and place in the modern world, this summary examines the ideas presented in Yuval's book, and how humanity may actually be growing less happy with each step in our development. What to take from this book? Inside, you'll discover a breakdown of Sapiens, which explores the four distinct stages of humanity, from the Cognitive Revolution to the Scientific Revolution which allowed us to reach where we are today. You'll find explanations and summaries of key points, and a breakdown of the important questions Yuval poses. Who is this book for? Anyone interested in the philosophy of happiness and how we can live more fulfilling lives People interested in human history, origins, and development And anyone searching for a profound understanding of humanity which links scientific studies with legends, beliefs, and theories Sapiens is a powerful book which sheds light on not only our past, but also our future. Those of us who are seeking happiness and fulfilment will find a wealth of vital information inside. Added Value of this Summary: Gives clear explanations and breakdowns of each revolution Saves time and gets right to the point Ideal for studying and reference At Essential Insight Summaries, we pride ourselves in providing key points in life-changing books in the shortest amount of time. Our summaries focus on bringing vital information that enhances knowledge and understanding of a specific subject matter. We focus on the essentials to ensure you maximize knowledge in the shortest possible time. Disclaimer: This comprehensive summary is based on Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari and does not share any affiliation with the author or original work in any way or form. The summary does not utilize any text from the original work. We want our readers to use this summary as a study companion to the original book, and not as a substitute.
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Summary : Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind - A Complete Summary Seventy thousand years ago, there were at least six different human species on earth. They were insignificant animals whose ecological impact was less than that of fireflies or jellyfish. Today, there is only one human species left: Us. Homo sapiens. But we rule this planet. Sapiens, the book, takes us on a breath-taking ride through our entire human history, from its evolutionary roots to the age of capitalism and genetic engineering, to uncover why we are the way we are. Sapiens focuses on key processes that shaped humankind and the world around it, such as the advent or agriculture, the creation of money, the spread of religion and the rise of the nation state. Unlike other books of its kind, Sapiens takes a multi-disciplinary approach that bridges the gaps between history, biology, philosophy and economics in a way never done before. Furthermore, taking both the macro and micro view, Sapiens conveys not only what happened and why, but also how it felt for individuals. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind is a book by Professor Yuval Noah Harari first published in Hebrew in Israel in 2011, and in English in 2014. Harari cites Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997) as one of the greatest inspirations for the book by showing that it was possible to "ask very big questions and answer them scientifically." Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: - A summarized version of the book. - You will find the book analyzed to further strengthen your knowledge. - Fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the book. Get a copy, and learn everything about Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind
Summary : Imagine Another Species of Human Standing Right In Front of You... Weird, right? Did you know that we are called Homo Sapiens... ... and there were many more species of human in the past? Ever wondered why we own Earth as we know it today? We're not the best swimmer, runner & we can't even fly. Interesting, isn't it? When did we begin to learn how to speak? When did we begin to believe in religion? What ACTUALLY happened to us? Sapiens is written by Yuval Noah Harari and first published in 2011. Since publication, it has been highly acclaimed and heavily criticized at the same time. Afterall, we're going back 70,000 years ago. Here's what you'll discover... --- Chapter 5: Why the Agricultural Revolution Wasn't the Book We Think It Was --- Chapter 7: An Impossible Amount of Numeric Data (and what we did) --- Chapter 8: The Myth of Race and Gender (let's go back and dig deep!) --- Chapter 10: Money: A Universal Truth (since when was money created and why?) --- Chapter 12: The Best and Worst of Religion --- Chapter 15: The Evolution of Science Through Empire --- And so much more. If you're ready to learn more about the history of humans and understand more of why things are the way they are, click on the BUY NOW button and start reading this summary book NOW! ------------- Why Grab Summareads' Summary Books? --- Unparalleled Book Summaries... learn more with less time. --- Bye Fluff... get the vital principles of a full-length book in a limited time. --- Come Comprehensive... handy companion that can be reviewed side by side the original book --- Hello Facts... we will never inject our opinions into the original works of the authors --- Actionable Now... because knowledge is only potential power ------------- Disclaimer: This is an unauthorized book summary. We are not affiliated or sponsored by the original authors or publishers in anyway. In every summary book, you'll realize that it is a great resource for personal development and growth. Nevertheless, we encourage purchasing BOTH the original books and our summary book as your retention for the subject matter will be greatly amplified.
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Summary : ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOK: "Sapiens" presents a pleasant and simple narrative about the extraordinary story of the evolution of mankind. In this work, it shows a detailed vision that everything we learn in school about history doesn't teach us anything about how our species spread throughout the world. How big cities and empires occurred, what made us believe in Gods, why did money arise? From that curious and interesting past, we are also presented with a projection into the future, towards the millenniums to come. It is a well narrated chronical of life. From the first humans that inhabited the earth, all the way to the considerable progress like the great cognitive, agricultural and scientific revolutions. This work has drawn interest from universities and the public. Making the young writer an international celebrity.
Summary : Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Book Summary) Important note: This is not the original book. This is a book summary of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari About: Our species, Homo sapiens, started as just another, biologically insignificant, animal among countless others, but at some point made a very quick "jump" to domination over other species that has left man anxious, destructive, and often miserable despite all our efforts to be happy. Yuval Noah Harari's book, 'Sapiens, ' traces the origins, mechanisms, and effects of what we think of as "human progress" from small bands of hunter-gatherers 100,000 years ago to the present-day global network through which our species has come to dominate the entire Earth. This bird's-eye view of human history delves into the development of sapiens' social organization and the structural features of human cultures through which our species has spread, replicated, and evolved, including the breakthroughs of human language with its infinite expressions, the use of the human imagination, and the rise of the concept of a better future that lies just beyond the horizon. Through these mechanisms, our species has evolved socially, rather than biologically, into a species that's increasingly in control of our own destiny. This book considers not only how this evolution has occurred but questions of whether this "progress" has truly been beneficial and how we might, with our awareness of how we got here, decide where we want to go. Here's what you'll learn about in this summary: Although sapiens have not evolved biologically in 100,000 years, we have experienced radical evolutions in the social order driven by our ability to collectively imagine. History, overall, is moving in the direction of global unity of humankind. None of the outcomes of history have been inevitable, and the flexible nature of the social order may mean that our species can control its destiny. Book Summary of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari Summary by Dean's Libary
Summary : Dan Ariely's three New York Times bestselling books on his groundbreaking behavioral economics research, Predictably Irrational, The Upside of Irrationality, and The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, are now available for the first time in a single volume.
Summary : From the author of No.1 international bestseller Collapse, a mesmerizing portrait of the human past that offers profound lessons for how we can live today Visionary, prize-winning author Jared Diamond changed the way we think about the rise and fall of human civilizations with his previous international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse. Now he returns with another epic - and groundbreaking - journey into our rapidly receding past. In The World Until Yesterday, Diamond reveals how traditional societies around the world offer an extraordinary window onto how our ancestors lived for the majority of human history - until virtually yesterday, in evolutionary terms - and provide unique, often overlooked insights into human nature. Drawing extensively on his decades working in the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Diamond explores how tribal societies approach essential human problems, from childrearing to conflict resolution to health, and discovers we have much to learn from traditional ways of life. He unearths remarkable findings - from the reason why modern afflictions like diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer's are virtually non-existent in tribal societies to the surprising benefits of multilingualism. Panoramic in scope and thrillingly original, The World Until Yesterday provides an enthralling first-hand picture of the human past that also suggests profound lessons for how to live well today. Jared Diamond is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the seminal million-copy-bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, which was named one of TIME's best non-fiction books of all time, and Collapse, a #1 international bestseller. A professor of geography at UCLA and noted polymath, Diamond's work has been influential in the fields of anthropology, biology, ornithology, ecology and history, among others.