Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

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New York Times Bestseller

The first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for adult and young adult readers alike.

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?

In this first volume of the full-color illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens challenges us to reconsider accepted beliefs, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and view specific events within the context of larger ideas.

Featuring 256 pages of full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text covering the first part of the full-length original edition, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership.



Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 10/27/2020
Pages: 248
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.95lbs
Size: 10.70h x 8.10w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780063051331

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/26/2020
Booklist 11/01/2020 pg. 43
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2020