21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harari

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A third spellbinding book from Yuval Noah Harari that looks at the most important issues we face today. 

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century Synopsis

**THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER** In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment. '21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book' Adam Kay 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? 'Fascinating... compelling... [Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the 21st century' Bill Gates, New York Times 'Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical' Guardian

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781784708283
Publication date: 22nd August 2019
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Primary Genre History
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Yuval Noah Harari Press Reviews

The great thinker of our age. - The Times

Truly mind-expanding... Ultra-topical... Harari's big selling point [is] the ambition and breadth of his work, smashing together unexpected ideas into dazzling observations. - Guardian

Erudite, illuminating, vivid. [Harari's] lessons suggest new ways of thinking about current problems... a splendid, sobering, stirring call to arms. - Sunday Times

There is surely no one alive who is better at explaining our world than Yuval Noah Harari - he is the lecturer we all wish we'd had at university. Reading this book, I must have interrupted my partner a hundred times to pass on fascinating things I'd just read. Harari has done it again - 21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book. -- Adam Kay More comprehensible [than Sapiens and Homo Deus]... showing you things you thought you knew about in a completely new way... I find Harari's writing exhilarating. - Radio Times

Harari thrills his readers because he addresses the biggest possible topics with confidence and brio. Compared with the subjects he tackles, anything else we might read looks piffling and parochial. - Evening Standard

Harari's genius at weaving together insights from different disciplines, ranging from ancient history to neuroscience to philosophy to artificial intelligence, has enabled him to respond to the clamour to understand where we have come from and where we might be heading... 21 Lessons is lit up by flashes of intellectual adventure and literary verve. - Financial Times

I'm predicting that 21 Lessons for the 21st Century will complete a Harari hat-trick of classics... The clarity of Harari's vision is astonishing... thanks to him, the world makes better sense to many more of us. - BooksellerBook of the Month*

A terrific primer on where we are now and where we might be heading... Harari is a superb global cartographer, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a lucid and essential read. -- Marina Vaizey - Arts Desk

Bound to be one of the biggest books of the autumn... Exhilarating... compulsively readable and with almost every page providing something juicy to chew on. - Reader's Digest

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ISBN: 9781784708283
Publication date: 22/08/2019
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781787330672
Publication date: 30/08/2018
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ISBN: 9781473559615
Publication date: 30/08/2018
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About Yuval Noah Harari

'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. ...

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