A brief history of humankind audiobook
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Sapiens A Brief History Of Humankind
Cancel anytime. Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow , Kahneman at last offers his own, first book for the general public.
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Harari has written two other fascinating books: Homo Deus , about where humanity might be headed, and 21 Questions for the 21st Century , dealing with some meaty contemporary issues. Read more about each title below and listen to the audio samples! I remember reading the section about the advent of the Agricultural Revolution, a revolution that took place simultaneously in different parts of the world. Also fascinating is that by spurning foraging, a technique that offered our ancestors a rich and varied diet, agriculturally-dependant humans not only had worse diets, they were also far more vulnerable to starvation: fruits, berries, and animals are more stable food sources compared to relying on one crop at the mercy of the elements. Agriculture also required more work, less leisure time, and lead to a population boom and mouths to feed. The invention of money was an intellectual invention: it exists in our minds. As Harari says:.
What explains the rise of humans?
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More titles may be available to you. Sign in to see the full collection. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history — from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. Harari's writing radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new' - The Sunday Times. It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' - Barack Obama. OverDrive Listen audiobook MP3 audiobook. History Sociology Nonfiction.
Posted in Audio Book Review , Reviews. Let us go back a hundred thousand years into the past and visit Earth as it was then. Would you be surprised to find that there were actually at least six known types of human species roaming the Earth? Would you be interested in knowing why there is only one type today? The remaining specie is of course the Homo sapiens, us. How did our ancestors survive all this time when other human species died out? When and how our forbearers did started building communities, towns, cities and kingdoms?
Also available as: eBook. Not in Australia? Choose your country's store to see books available for purchase. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history — from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. Harari's writing radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new' - The Sunday Times.