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Sapiens : a brief history of humankind / Yuval Noah Harari.
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Av: Harari, Yuval Noah 1976-
Utgivningsår: c2015
Språk: Engelska
Medietyp: Bok
Upplaga: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780062316097 0062316095 9780062316110 0062316117
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"Previously published in a slight different form in Great Britain in 2014 ..."
Originaltitel: Ḳitsur toldot ha-enoshut
Omfång: 443 s. ill.
Innehållsbeskrivning
Human history has been shaped by three major revolutions: the Cognitive Revolution (70,000 years ago), the Agricultural Revolution (10,000 years ago), and the Scientific Revolution (500 years ago). These revolutions have empowered humans to do something no other form of life has done, which is to create and connect around ideas that do not physically exist (think religion, capitalism, and politics). These shared “myths” have enabled humans to take over the globe and have put humankind on the verge of overcoming the forces of natural selection.
PART 1 THE COGNITIVE REVOLUTION -- An animal of no significance -- The tree of knowledge -- A day in the life of Adam and Eve -- The flood -- PART 2 THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION -- History’s biggest fraud -- Building pyramids -- Memory overload -- There is no justice in history -- PART 3 THE UNIFICATION OF HUMANKIND -- The arrow of history -- The scent of money -- Imperial visions -- The law of religion -- The secret of success -- PART 4 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 -- Afterword: The animal that became God

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