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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind [Format Kindle]

Yuval Noah Harari
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Revue de presse

"A rare book...thrilling and breathtaking" (The Observer)

"I have just read Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens. It is brilliant. Most likely the best - and I have read very many - on the history of humankind. I have never read anything better" (Henning Mankell)

"Full of shocking and wondrous stories" (Sunday Times)

"Sapiens is a starburst of a book, as enjoyable as it is stimulating" (Sunday Express)

"Reading it is like having a mental massage, cold shower and brisk workout, and all in the comfort of your own home" (Esther Rantzen Mail on Sunday)

"Provocative, thrilling erudite. One of the year's most talked-about books" (Metro)

"Consistently engaging.Harari writes prose that leaps from the page. His broad sweep, collating philosophy, science, history and economics, creates moments of eyebrow-raising revelation for a reader from any background" (New Statesman)

"Sapiens is a fast-paced, witty and challenging romp through 70,000 years of human history...I did love it, and if you are interested in the whole story of humankind, I'm confident that you will love it too" (Literary Review)

"Harari is able to be as refreshingly clear in his discussions of biology, of evolutionary anthropology and of economics as he is of historical trends. Stick with him and you learn a lot" (Daily Telegraph)

"We usually think that we are an outcome of our personal history, where we grew up, the way our parents educated us, etc. In Sapiens, Harari delves deep into our history as a species to help us understand who we are and what made us this way. An engrossing read." (Dan Ariely, New York Times Bestselling author of Predictably Irrational)

"Harari delivers a boldly synthesized account of Homo sapiens' rise through the hominin ranks...A view of our ascent as nasty, brutish, long - and endlessly fascinating" (Nature)

"Eloquent and wonderfully funny" (i)

"Harari can write. Not in the sense that most authors can...But really, really write, with wit, clarity, elegance and a wonderful eye for metaphor" (The Times)

"This is mega-history of the best sort: sweeping but not simplistic, contemporary but not gimmicky, provocative but not contrarian. Almost everyone will want to argue with one part of this book or another, but working out which part and why will do us all good." (Dr Steven Gunn)

"For its sheer originality and intellectual stimulation, I was captivated by Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens" (Matthew d’Ancona Evening Standard - Books of the Year)

"Probably the most ambitious history book of the year. Certainly the most thought-provoking" (Dan Jones Evening Standard - Books of the Year)

"Ambitious and invigorating" (Charlotte Heathcote Sunday Express)

"Harari's book is important reading for serious-minded, self-reflective sapiens" (Avi Tuschman Washington Post Sunday)

"Brilliantly done and endlessly fascinating" (Reader's Digest)

"I have read lots of chunky books on the history of the human race. This is one of the best" (William Leith Evening Standard)

"Vast and intricate... Engaging and informative" (Guardian)

Présentation de l'éditeur

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER



Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us.



We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived. What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens?



In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going.



Sapiens is a thrilling account of humankind’s extraordinary history – from the Stone Age to the Silicon Age – and our journey from insignificant apes to rulers of the world



‘It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!’ Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel



For more, visit www.ynharari.com


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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I love it 26 mai 2015
Par weegull
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Super-intéressant pour une vue globale sur l'humanité - autour des themes de l'empire, l'argent, la réligion ... tres informative :-)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Broad Sweep Of Human History 19 février 2015
Par John D. Cofield - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
A standard history of the human race begins with Paleolithic proto-humans, traces the development of modern man or homo sapiens sapiens, then chronicles the beginnings and expansions of human civilization from agriculture to the present. Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens follows that path, but with several intriguing twists. The result is a fascinating book which will challenge pre-conceptions and occasionally annoy or even anger the reader, but will always intrigue.

Harari focusses on the three great revolutions of human history: Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific. He asks how "An Animal of No Significance" managed to become the dominant life form, and whether that animal's learning to produce his own food and then to further harness the natural world to his will through science were boons or setbacks, both for that animal and for the rest of the biosphere. In 20 brilliant chapters Harari asks his readers to consider not only what did happen, but what might have occurred had things turned out slightly differently (the roles of chance and accident are given a lot of attention.) He reveals the mutually agreed upon "stories" that helped shape human societies and questions their validity, not to disillusion but to challenge his readers. At times the tone is unavoidably cynical, but at others there's a real optimistic air (leavened by some cautions here and there). I found Harari's ideas fascinating, especially those in his final chapter "The End of Homo Sapiens" and in his brief but important "Afterword: The Animal That Became a God."

Readers who are looking for detailed chronicles listing, for example, the Emperors of China, Kings and Queens of England, or Presidents of the United States should look elsewhere. But readers who want to be challenged and enlightened will find Sapiens a most enjoyable work. I'm a retired AP World History teacher, and while I was reading there were many moments which made me wish I was back in the classroom so I could share Harari's ideas with my high school students. That's high praise indeed, but Sapiens deserves it and much more.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Masterpiece! Our myths make us who we are 25 février 2015
Par Gary - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Relié
This book is a masterpiece. I feel fortunate that I discovered it before most other people. I discovered it by reading an extremely negative review for this book in the Wall Street Journal written by a historian. (In his defense, he just didn't understand that this is not a history book, and he had no idea what Harari is getting at).

This book never stops in challenging my understanding of our place in the universe. What we believe in determines what we want to want. Sapiens are distinguished by our ability to believe in fictions. The cognitive revolutions starts with the first set of hypothetical stories we allow ourselves to believe in whether they are true or not. The real importance is that the family, kin, friends, and community share those beliefs.

Our fictions allow us to cooperate. They gives us the imaginary order that is necessary for societies to act together. Corporations are not people, they do not exist in reality. One can not point to a corporation. It's not the buildings, or the executives or any other physical entities that make the corporation, but it is our belief that makes them real. The author notes that the word for corporation comes from the Latin, corpus, the same as in the body (corpus) of Christ within the transubstantiation.

Religion gives us comfort from the absurd and comforts us to accept death. Science (and its offshoot, technology) does the opposite. It gives us knowledge leading to life extension and makes our time alive more comfortable. The Gilgamesh Project of life extension is a major character is this book.

The myths we create can never be logically consistent without contradictions. Perfect liberty will always conflict with perfect equality. Knowledge about the real world can never be 'universal, necessary, and certain', but we only get glimpses of reality by considering the 'particular, contingent, and probable'. Our myths give us comfort and subjective well being, but they are never without contradictions.

The acceptance of our myths give us our commonality. He'll even say that because of the myths we choose to believe in they determine our progress. When cultures (imaginary orders) collectively know Truth, they have no reason to proceed. Biology enables us, cultures forbid us. The most important words necessary for progress are "I don't know, but I want to find out". He connects Imperialism with Capitalism leading to seeking knowledge (and developing science). Only those who do not believe they know everything need to search.

If I were to have ever written a book (which fortunately for the reading public, I save all my writing only for book reviews!) this is the book I would have written. I believe this will be a classic in the future and am glad I discovered it. The author has written this book to make sure we do everything in our power to understand that the things we believe in will determine who we will be going forward. The myths we choose to believe in will determine what we become.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Much better than Guns, Germs, and Steel 5 février 2015
Par Steve G - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
This is a great book. I found it hard to put down once I started it. Yuval Noah Harari writes with a good sense of humor and some sarcasm. The book is a fascinating look at how society developed through three revolutions: cultural, agricultural, and scientific. The book covers the history of Asia, Europe and the western hemisphere. While it is along the lines of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, I feel that Harari’s conclusions were better grounded than Diamond’s. Although I recommend both books, if you are only going to read one, then I strongly recommend Harari’s.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Absolutely Outstanding 18 janvier 2015
Par David N Miller - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
A history of mankind, from the earliest hominids through to our evolution into near science fiction.
Beautifully written, easy to read, intelligently argued. Both sides of the debate are provided when something is controversial.
This wonderful book ranges through the development of our early paleolithic ancestors, why sapiens eventually dominated, how settlements and then cities came about, human conflict, and the historical evolution of where we are today. There is also some sage advice on where we are going. Five and a half stars!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Thought-provoking 2 janvier 2015
Par Jenifer Johnson - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Harari is a masterful debunker, dramatically exposing accepted realities to be nothing more than imaginative constructs. In Sapiens, I love his grandiose leaps ("capitalism is a religion"-- wow! what an idea!) but I have to say some of his facts are wrong (e.g. he says Neanderthal genes are only in "modern populations in the Middle East and Europe," when in truth they are in all humans except Sub-Saharan Africans), and sometimes he doesn't leap where he ought (he makes a case for women being lesser creatures because he doesn't accord them the same strenuous argument he applies to male people of color). A fascinating book, overall.
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