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Sapiens [Audio]

A Brief History of Humankind

By Yuval Noah Hararai, Derek Perkins (Narrator)

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Format: CD-Audio, Unabridged Edition
Published In: United States, 01 February 2015
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? Bold, wide-ranging, and provocative, Sapiens integrates history and science to challenge everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our heritage ...and our future.

About the Author

Yuval Noah Harari received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2002 and is now a lecturer in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has published numerous books and articles, including Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550 and The Ultimate Experience. Visit him at ynharari.com. A native of the United Kingdom, AudioFile Earphones Award winner Derek Perkins's audiobook narration skills are augmented by knowledge of three foreign languages, experience of traveling the globe, and a facility with accents. He has narrated numerous titles in a wide range of fiction and nonfiction genres.

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"Harari is provocative and entertaining." ---Publishers Weekly

EAN: 9781494556907
ISBN: 1494556901
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Dimensions: 19 x 13.5 x 1.5 centimeters (0.08 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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