SAPIENS-a brief History of Humankind, Penguin Random House, 2014: SAPIENS-a brief History of Humankind

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Signal, Sep 14, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 440 pages

 English translation copyright © 2014 by Yuval Noah Harari

Cloth edition published 2014

Published simultaneously in the United Kingdom by Harvill Secker First published in Hebrew in

Israel in 2011 by Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir

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Harari, Yuval N., author

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

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-7710-3850-1 (bound).–ISBN 978-0-7710-3852-5 (html)

1. Civilization–History. 2. Human beings–History. I. Title.

CB25.H37 2014 909 C2014-904589-1


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User Review  - geza.tatrallyay -

This is a winner. The author cuts across disciplines to explore the history of humankind. What emerges is a picture of an inherently clever and creative but ultimately destructive beast. Along the way ... Read full review

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User Review  - dpevers -

These were difficult reads, only because I had to stop and think so often about the questions he raised. Sapiens was the more difficult. I was a bit disappointed in Homo deus, as he reached the climactic discussion of Home deus and then there were more chapters on what might lie beyond. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

 For their advice and assistance, thanks to: Sarai Aharoni, Dorit Aharonov, Amos Avisar, Tzafrir

Barzilai, Noah Beninga, Suzanne Dean, Caspian Dennis, Tirza Eisenberg, Amir Fink, Sara

Holloway, Benjamin Z. Kedar, Yossi Maurey, Eyal Miller, David Milner, John Purcell, Simon

Rhodes, Shmuel Rosner, Rami Rotholz, Michal Shavit, Michael Shenkar, Idan Sherer, Ellie Steel,

Ofer Steinitz, Haim Watzman, Guy Zaslavsky and all the teachers and students in the World

History programme of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Special thanks to Jared Diamond, who taught me to see the big picture; to Diego Olstein, who

inspired me to write a story; and to Itzik Yahav and Deborah Harris, who helped spread the story


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