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Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind
Sprecher: Derek Perkins
Serie: Sapiens
Spieldauer: 15 Std. und 17 Min.
Kategorien: English - History, World
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From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution - a number one international best seller - 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?

This provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

©2015 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Challenging the way we view our past and future

this book was one of the most fascinating writings i ever experienced, it changed my view on history as well as the Future.
Many thought provoking comments and ideas.
All humans have to face those questions

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Reductionist

More than an intro into the state of research, it appears at times as a collection of fears and half truths. Like a philosophical discussion with knowledable friends from college, but way too late into the night.

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A must-listener!

Very original, honest and convincing view on the history of mankind is given in this book. I like the way happiness is included into the discussion.
The quite complex content is discussed suprisingly simple and with amusing humor, which the narrator expresses perfectly well.

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Must read / hear

This book should be mandatory reading for any human being on this planet. Maybe we will then have a chance for a better planet.

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A really good book.

Although have read way over 1.000 books in my life, especially scientifical and popular scientific books, this books might very well be one of the best I've ever "read". Also, i recommend highly the next book, "Homo Deus" from Harari.

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Herausragend gut und gleichzeitig beängstigend

Sehr gutes Hörbuch, welches zum Nachdenken anregt, auf Basis der bisherigen Menschheitsgeschichte. Nur zu empfehlen.

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Great insight into humanity, captivating!

Thought-provoking analysis of a humankind, 15h went swiftly and I wanted only more!
It was definitely a great journey.

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Sensational

Stunning Facts, Interesting Narrator and lots of food for thought. What Mord can oneeoect? A real pleasure to hear.

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Sapiensfully satisfying historical non-fiction peplum

Savoring this book for it to last just a little longer, every time i ‘ve listened, Derek Perkins narration style in my opinion fits very well this sensational non-fiction book! My ears, my neurons will listen again to this book and other ones from Mister Harari, my serotonin levels are soaring, thank you for broadening my spectrum on Sapiens journey, i especially appreciated and reflected on our modern large scale industrial “flesh and dairy” consumption, on the way we treat our fellow humans and any other life-form on this blue planet: as humans, as inhabitants from this- our only- earth, as intelligent beings, as sentient beings we can do a lot better, bring more peace consciously, plus a lot less pain and suffering to this world, starting now, this second, this hour, today : Breathe, Read, Reflect, Share and Love

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Broad, Basic, Philosophical

This is a good overview of human history, mixed with the author's philosophical reflections. I found it a good listen.

A bit strange are the assumptions that humans must care about "myths" to justify their actions and that capitalism requires overall growth. These ideas keep coming up at least implicitly, but without convincing evidence. Though all in all, this is a minor part of the otherwise well-told book.