Boek cover Sapiens van Yuval Noah Harari (Paperback)

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind - ENGELSTALIG

Engels | Druk: 1 | Paperback | 9780099590088
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uitgever Anchor Books
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Afmetingen 19,8 x 12,9 x 4,1 cm
Aantal paginas 498 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Co-auteur Derek Perkins
Uitgever Anchor Books
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum 2015-01-01
Subtitel A Brief History of Humankind - ENGELSTALIG
Thema Subject Code JBCC9 , JHMC

Boekbeschrijving

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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens.

How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?

In Sapiens, Dr Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical – and sometimes devastating – breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?

Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power ... and our future.

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100.000 jaar geleden waren er minstens zes mensensoorten op deze planet. Tegenwoordig is dat er maar één. Wij. Homo sapiens.

Hoe lukte het onze soort om de machtstrijd te winnen? Waarom gingen onze voorouders over van jagers en verzamelaars op het maken van steden en koninkrijken? Waar komt het geloof in goden, naties en mensenrechten vandaan; het vertrouwen in geld, boeken en wetten; de onderwerping aan bureaucratie, schema’s en consumeren? En hoe zal onze wereld eruit zien in de komende millenia’s?

In Sapiens behandelt Dr Yuval Noah Harari de hele menselijke geschiedenis, van de eerste mensen die op aarde verschijnen tot de radicale – en soms verwoestende – doorbraken in de cognitieve, agrarische en wetenschappelijke revoluties. Voortbouwend op theorieën uit de biologie, anthropologie, palaeontologie en economie, verkent hij de loop van de geschiedenis die onze menselijke samenleving heeft geschapen, en de planten om ons heen en zelfs onze persoonlijkheden. Zijn we gelukkiger geworden naarmate de geschiedenis zich ontvouwde? Zullen we ons gedrag ooit losmaken van de erfenis van onze voorouders? En is er iets dat we kunnen doen om de loop van de toekomst te beïnvloeden?

Gedurfd, omvangrijk en provocatief, Sapiens trekt alles wat we dachten te weten over mens zijn in twijfel: onze gedachtes, onze acties, onze kracht... en onze toekomst.

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