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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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  • 29 of 49 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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2 current holds with 49 total copies.

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Harrison West Harrison Branch Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31010400024602
Available
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31011151301397
Available
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31016151503330
Available
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Irvington Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31012154226862
Available
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John C. Hart Memorial Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31030154292593
Available
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Larchmont Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31014152815191
Checked out
05/26/2021
Mamaroneck Public Library District 909 HAR (Text)
Nonfiction
31015152097177
Available
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Mamaroneck Public Library District YA 909 HAR (Text)
YA Nonfiction
31015152571544
Checked out
05/21/2021
Mount Kisco Public Library 909 HARARI (Text)
Nonfiction
31017151689301
Checked out
06/01/2021
Mount Pleasant Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31024152864644
Available
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