The global phenomenon. The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller. The New York Times Top Ten Bestseller. Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly?
What makes us Sapiens? In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we're going. Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind's extraordinary history - from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age - and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world 'It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language.
You will love it!' Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel 'Unbelievably good. Jaw dropping from the first word to the last' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 Yuval's follow up to Sapiens, Homo Deus, is available now.
From the Author of The Number One Bestseller SapiensSapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going.
War is obsolete.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?
Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling phenomenon Sapiens envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. 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?
Apart from his incredible academic and literary achievements, Harari is known due to a rich activist performance. He stands for freedom of choice, animal rights, propagates equality and rationality. His new book “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” sheds a light on all crucial problems and difficulties of modern times.
It’s hard to choose the most dangerous and horrifying era in history. Regardless our striking achievements in science and economics, the humanity is within an inch of nuclear war, the planet is torn apart by senseless intercultural conflicts, millions of people die starving, suffer incurable diseases, and become victims of terrorism every day.
It seems this war with ourselves will never end… But only a strong skill of critical thinking and another look at the human history can change the world for the better. Discard your prejudice, forget the stereotypes, open your mind, and offer your hand to others no matter how different they are. Take a glance at our past as it’s a source of information to fix the mistakes our ancestors have made. Ready to change the world? Then read this book!
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