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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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  • 27 of 49 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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4 current holds with 49 total copies.

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Mount Vernon Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31018154738616
Checked out
05/13/2021
New Rochelle Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31019155679460
Checked out
05/17/2021
New Rochelle Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31019156597083
Checked out
05/25/2021
  Israel Forum Collection
North Castle Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31001151765253
Available
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Ossining Public Library 599.9 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31021152878533
Checked out
05/24/2021
Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31025152270765
Checked out
05/15/2021
Pound Ridge Library District 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31026150868345
Available
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Purchase Free Library NON FIC 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31027150589923
Available
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Ruth Keeler Memorial Library 909 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31020150698299
Checked out
05/11/2021
Rye Free Reading Room NATURE - YA 909 HARARI (Text)
Summer Reading
31028153035344
Available
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