Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection: A Brief History of Humankind and A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion Homo Deus.
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Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in history from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. Sapiens has been translated into 26 languages, and has already become an international bestseller in the UK, Spain, Slovenia, Taiwan, and Israel.

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Feb 21, 2017
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816
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9780062693600
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English
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History / Civilization
Science / Life Sciences / Evolution
Science / Life Sciences / General
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Yuval Noah Harari
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? 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.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

Yuval Noah Harari
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.

Siddhartha Mukherjee
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of its essence.

Physician, researcher, and award-winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee examines cancer with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The result is an astonishingly lucid and eloquent chronicle of a disease humans have lived with—and perished from—for more than five thousand years.

The story of cancer is a story of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance, but also of hubris, paternalism, and misperception. Mukherjee recounts centuries of discoveries, setbacks, victories, and deaths, told through the eyes of his predecessors and peers, training their wits against an infinitely resourceful adversary that, just three decades ago, was thought to be easily vanquished in an all-out “war against cancer.” The book reads like a literary thriller with cancer as the protagonist.

From the Persian Queen Atossa, whose Greek slave may have cut off her diseased breast, to the nineteenth-century recipients of primitive radiation and chemotherapy to Mukherjee’s own leukemia patient, Carla, The Emperor of All Maladies is about the people who have soldiered through fiercely demanding regimens in order to survive—and to increase our understanding of this iconic disease.

Riveting, urgent, and surprising, The Emperor of All Maladies provides a fascinating glimpse into the future of cancer treatments. It is an illuminating book that provides hope and clarity to those seeking to demystify cancer.
Yuval Noah Harari
El libro de no ficción del AÑO

Un best seller internacional con más de un millón de ejemplares vendidos

Lúcido e iluminador: la historia de la humanidad en un solo volumen.

Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia: de simios sin importancia a amos del mundo.

¿Cómo logró nuestra especie imponerse en la lucha por la existencia? ¿Por qué nuestros ancestros recolectores se unieron para crear ciudades y reinos? ¿Cómo llegamos a creer en dioses, en naciones o en los derechos humanos; a confiar en el dinero, en los libros o en las leyes? ¿Cómo acabamos sometidos a la burocracia, a los horarios y al consumismo? ¿Y cómo será el mundo en los milenios venideros?

En De animales a dioses, Yuval Noah Harari traza una breve historia de la humanidad, desde los primeros humanos que caminaron sobre la Tierra hasta los radicales y a veces devastadores avances de las tres grandes revoluciones que nuestra especie ha protagonizado: la cognitiva, la agrícola y la científica. A partir de hallazgos de disciplinas tan diversas como la biología, la antropología, la paleontología o la economía, Harari explora cómo las grandes corrientes de la historia han modelado nuestra sociedad, los animales y las plantas que nos rodean e incluso nuestras personalidades. ¿Hemos ganado en felicidad a medida que ha avanzado la historia? ¿Seremos capaces de liberar alguna vez nuestra conducta de la herencia del pasado? ¿Podemos hacer algo para influir en los siglos futuros?

Audaz, ambicioso y provocador, este libro cuestiona todo lo que creíamos saber sobre el ser humano: nuestros orígenes, nuestras ideas, nuestras acciones, nuestro poder... y nuestro futuro.

- El fuego nos dio poder.

- La conversación hizo posible que cooperáramos.

- La agricultura alimentó nuestra ambición.

- La mitología sostuvo la ley y el orden.

- El dinero ofreció algo en lo que confiar.

- Las contradicciones crearon la cultura.

- La ciencia nos hizo imparables.

Reseñas:
«Aborda las cuestiones más importantes de la historia y del mundo modernos, y además está escrito con un estilo vívido e inolvidable.»
Jared Diamond

«Renueva la creencia en la capacidad de decidir de los propios lectores. El éxito más sorprendente y renovador de un libro de no ficción de la última década.»
Shmuel Rosner, editor original (Israel)

哈拉瑞 Yuval Noah Harari
 歐巴馬、比爾蓋茲、馬克祖克柏、羅振宇 強力推薦全球暢銷書《人類大歷史》

作者哈拉瑞-最新力作中文版.搶先美國震撼出版

 

所有希望掌握未來的人

都應該在2017年的開始

就先讀這本書

 

《人類大命運》會震撼你!會振奮你!

更重要的是,它會讓你以未曾思慮過的觀點,深思細想。

—— 康納曼(Daniel Kahneman),《快思慢想》作者

 

在《人類大歷史》,作者哈拉瑞展現了他「後見之明」的洞見,深刻闡述了「A Brief History of Humankind」。而在這本《人類大命運》,哈拉瑞則改以「先見之明」的姿態,提出三個大哉問,並用他一貫銳利幽默的筆調,旁徵博引,深入淺出,為我們預示了「A Brief History of Tomorrow」!

 

幾千年來,不管是中國人、印度人或是埃及人,都面臨著同樣的三大問題:饑荒、瘟疫、戰爭。這三個問題永遠都是人們的心頭大患。但是在過去幾十年間,我們竟然已經成功遏制了饑荒、瘟疫和戰爭!當然這些問題還算不上完全解決,但已經從過去「不可理解、無法控制的自然力量」轉化為「可應付的挑戰」了。我們不再需要祈求某位神祇或聖人來解救人類,而已經相當瞭解,該怎樣做就能預防饑荒、瘟疫和戰爭,而且通常都能成功。

 

如今,人類面臨的是三大新議題:

第一、當「死亡」將逐步走向末日,長生不老之夢可能實現,人們該如何

面對?

第二、當幸福快樂成為天賦人權,個人主義凌駕國族主義,社會將如何變

遷?

第三、當生物醫學工程、半機械人工程、無機生命工程持續進展,人類將

從「智人」的位階躍升成為「神人」(Homo Deus),形同握有上帝的權力,那麼人類的終極命運將會如何?
Yuval Noah Harari
Sapiens är en medryckande och tankeväckande bok om mänsklighetens historia som på kort tid blivit en internationell bästsäljare. Yuval Noah Harari för med imponerande lätthet samman flera olika forskningsområden och perspektiv när han tar oss med från Homo sapiens första steg på jorden till i dag.

För 100 000 år sedan fanns det åtminstone sex olika arter av människor på jorden. I dag finns bara en. Homo sapiens.

Varför blev just vår art så framgångsrik? Hur kommer det sig att vi skapade städer och kungariken? Varför började vi tro på gudar, nationer och mänskliga rättigheter? Varför litar vi på pengar, böcker och lagar? Hur blev vi förslavade av byråkrati, konsumism och jakten på lycka?

»Djärv, mångfacetterad och provokativ utmanar Sapiens allt vi trodde att vi visste om att vara människa: våra tankar, våra handlingar, vår styrka ... och vår framtid.«
the Independent

»Den här fascinerande boken kan inte sammanfattas;du måste helt enkelt läsa den.«
Financial Times

»Sapiens tar sig an de största frågorna både i historien och i vår moderna värld.«
Jared Diamond, författare till Vete, vapen och virus

Dr Yuval Noah Harari (1976) har doktorerat i historia vid University of Oxford och undervisar vid Hebreiska universitetet i Jerusalem. Hans specialområde är världens historia och hans forskning fokuserar på breda historiska frågor som »Hur ser relationen mellan historia och biologi ut?«, »Är historien rättvis?« och »Har människor blivit lyckligare under historiens gång?«.

Harari har publicerat ett flertal böcker och artiklar och hans föreläsningar på nätet om världens historia har gjort succé. Sapiens – en kort historik över mänskligheten har översatts till ett flertal språk och ges ut i över 30 länder.

Yuval Noah Harari
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.

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