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Sapiens : a brief history of humankind

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"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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  • 16 of 49 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

9 current holds with 49 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31000151089128
Available
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Bedford Free Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31002150723491
Available
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library 909 HARARI (Text)
Nonfiction
31036150699087
Available
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Chappaqua Library 599.9 HARARI (Text)
Nonfiction
31005400165454
In transit
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Chappaqua Library 599.9 HARARI (Text)
Nonfiction
31005600035549
Available
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Croton Free Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31006151616620
Checked out
03/17/2021
Croton Free Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31006151616638
Checked out
03/17/2021
Croton Free Library 909 H (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151772423
Checked out
03/20/2021
Eastchester Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31008152347676
Checked out
02/16/2021
Greenburgh Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31009154649283
Checked out
03/19/2021
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