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Yuval Noah Harari - Author

About the Author

'I encourage all of us, whatever our beliefs, to question the basic narratives of our world, to connect past developments with present concerns, and not to be afraid of controversial issues.' Dr Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialising in World History. His research focuses on broad questions, such as: What is the relation between history and biology? Is there justice in history? Did people become happier as history unfolded? 65,000 people have signed up to his online course, A Brief History of Humankind. Sapiens is an international bestseller and is being published in more than 20 languages worldwide. In 2012 Harari was awarded the annual Polonsky Prize for Creativity and Originality in the Humanistic Disciplines.

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Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2016

Yuval. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out - but immortality is in. What does our future hold?

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2015

This is 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).

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Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind: (Patterns of Life)

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind: (Patterns of Life)

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

PATTERNED PLANET: SPECIAL EDITIONS OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE BOOKS 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. 'Unbelievably good. Jaw dropping from the first word to the last' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: eBook Release Date: 30/08/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins. **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

Homo Deus

Homo Deus

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2018

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style-thorough, yet riveting-famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century-from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2018

**FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS** Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world's most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 05/07/2018

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. 'Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international bestseller. 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

Money Vintage Minis

Money Vintage Minis

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Selected from the books Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari How did money come to be invented? Why does it now have such significance in our lives? Does it make us happier or unhappier? And what does the future hold for it? With brilliant clarity and insight, Yuval Noah Harari takes the reader on a journey from the very first coins through to 21st century economics and shows us how we are all on the brink of a revolution, whether we like it or not. VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Home by Salman Rushdie Babies by Anne Enright Eating by Nigella Lawson Drinking by John Cheever

Homo Deus

Homo Deus

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2017

Legyoztuk a pusztito ehinseget. Megfekeztuk a gyilkos jarvanyokat. Veget vetettunk az oldoklo haboruknak. De mihez kezdjunk ezek utan? Kisereljuk meg legyozni az oregedest? Probaljuk meg kicselezni a halalt? Tegyuk az embert istenne? A vilaghiru jeruzsalemi egyetemi tanar, Yuval Noah Harari elgondolkodtatoan es vilagosan vazolja fel az emberiseg lehetseges jovoit, es hogy mikent valhat a Homo sapiens Homo deussza.

Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2017

**From the author of the phenomenal multi-million copy bestseller Sapiens** **The Sunday Times #1 bestseller** WAR IS OBSOLETE You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict FAMINE IS DISAPPEARING You are at more risk of obesity than starvation DEATH IS JUST A TECHNICAL PROBLEM Equality is out, but immortality is in WHAT DOES OUR FUTURE HOLD?

Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection

Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2017

Discover humanitys past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiensa reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerbergand its acclaimed companion Homo Deus.

Homo Deus

Homo Deus

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2016

From the author of the international bestsellerSapiens: A Brief History of Humankindcomes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species.Humans today enjoy unprecedented levels of power and an increasingly god-like status. The great epidemics of the past - famine, plague and war - no longer control our lives. We are the only species in history that has single-handedly changed the entire planet, and we can no longer blame a higher being for our fate. But as our gods take a back seat, and Homo Sapiens becomes Homo Deus, what are we going to do with ourselves? How do we set the agenda for our own future without pushing our species - and the rest of the world - beyond its limits? In this vivid, challenging new book from the author of Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari examines the implications of our newly upgraded condition, from our dogged pursuit of status and happiness to our constant quest to overcome death by pushing the boundaries of science. He explores how Homo Sapiens conquered the world, our creation of today's human-centred environment, our current predicament and our possible future. And, above all, he asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers?

Homo Deus

Homo Deus

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanitys future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark stylethorough, yet rivetingfamine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deusexplores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first centuryfrom overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This isHomo Deus.With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

SAPIENS - Az emberiseg rovid tortenete

SAPIENS - Az emberiseg rovid tortenete

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2015

Yuval Noah Harari - SapiensA tuz tett minket veszedelmesse. A pletyka egyuttmukodove. A mezogazdasag meg ehesebbe. A mitologia tartotta fenn a torvenyt es a rendet. A penz adott valamit, amiben mind bizhatunk. Az ellentmondasok teremtettek meg a kulturat. A tudomany tett minket a teremtes urava. De egyik sem tett boldogga...A vilaghiru jeruzsalemi egyetemi tanar szerint igy foglalhato ossze annak tortenete, ahogyan jelentektelen majmokbol a vilag uraiva valtunk.

Sapiens

Sapiens

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2015

Random house presents the audiobook edition of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari read by Derek Perkins.**Over 1 million copies sold****The Sunday Times #1 bestseller**FIRE gave us powerFARMING made us hungry for moreMONEY gave us purposeSCIENCE made us deadlyThis is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history - from insignificant apes to rulers of the world.'Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Harari's writing radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new' - The Sunday Times'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species' - Bill Gates'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' - Barack Obama

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2015

This is 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).

Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550

Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2009

Alongside the familiar pitched battles, regular sieges, and large-scale manoeuvres, medieval and early modern wars also involved assassination, abduction, treason and sabotage. These undercover operations were aimed chiefly against key individuals, mostly royalty or the leaders of the opposing army, and against key fortified places, including bridges, mills and dams. However, because of their clandestine nature, these deeds of derring-do have not been studied in any detail, a major gap which this book fills. It surveys a wide variety of special operations, from the eleventh to the sixteenth century. It then analyzes in greater depth six select and exciting operations: the betrayal of Antioch in 1098; the attempt to rescue King Baldwin II from the dungeon of Khartpert in 1123; the assassination of Conrad of Montferrat in 1192; the attempt to storm Calais in 1350; the dirty war waged by the rulers of France and Burgundy in the 1460s and 1470s; and the demolition of the flour mill of Auriol in 1536. A portrait of espionage, covert operations, assassination squads, and the deep penetration of seemingly invulnerable fortresses or security systems matching anything to be found in the war stories of the modern era. MATTHEW BENNETT, SANDHURST. Professor YUVAL NOAH HARARI teaches at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.

The Ultimate Experience Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000

The Ultimate Experience Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/03/2008

For millennia, war was viewed as a supreme test. In the period 1750-1850 war became much more than a test: it became a secular revelation. This new understanding of war as revelation completely transformed Western war culture, revolutionizing politics, the personal experience of war, the status of common soldiers, and the tenets of military theory.

The Ultimate Experience Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000

The Ultimate Experience Battlefield Revelations and the Making of Modern War Culture, 1450-2000

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2008

For millennia, war was viewed as a supreme test. In the period 1750-1850 war became much more than a test: it became a secular revelation. This new understanding of war as revelation completely transformed Western war culture, revolutionizing politics, the personal experience of war, the status of common soldiers, and the tenets of military theory.

Renaissance Military Memoirs War, History and Identity, 1450-1600

Renaissance Military Memoirs War, History and Identity, 1450-1600

Author: Yuval Noah Harari Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2004

This is a study of autobiographical writings of Renaissance soldiers. It outlines the ways in which they reflect Renaissance cultural, political and historical consciousness, with a particular focus on conceptions of war, history, selfhood and identity. A vivid picture of Renaissance military life and military mentality emerges, which sheds light on the attitude of Renaissance soldiers both towards contemporary historical developments such as the rise of the modern state, and towards such issues as comradeship, women, honor, violence, and death. Comparison with similar medieval and twentieth-century material highlights the differences in the Renaissance soldier's understanding of war and of human experience.

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