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Homo Deus

A Brief History of Tomorrow

by Yuval Noah Harari

On Sale: 09/04/2018

Price: $24.99

Homo Deus

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Homo Deus

A Brief History of Tomorrow

by Yuval Noah Harari

On Sale: 09/04/2018

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Price: $24.99

About the Book

Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.

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 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.

Critical Praise

Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before.” - Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and Slow

“Thrilling to watch such a talented author trample so freely across so many disciplines... Harari’s skill lies in the way he tilts the prism in all these fields and looks at the world in different ways, providing fresh angles on what we thought we knew... scintillating.” - Financial Times

“Spellbinding… This is a very intelligent book, full of sharp insights and mordant wit... It is a quirky and cool book, with a sliver of ice at its heart... It is hard to imagine anyone could read this book without getting an occasional, vertiginous thrill.” - Guardian

“Harari is an intellectual magpie who has plucked theories and data from many disciplines - including philosophy, theology, computer science and biology - to produce a brilliantly original, thought-provoking and important study of where mankind is heading.” - Evening Standard (London)

“I enjoyed reading about these topics not from another futurist but from a historian, contextualizing our current ways of thinking amid humanity’s long march–especially…with Harari’s ability to capsulize big ideas memorably and mingle them with a light, dry humor…Harari offers not just history lessons but a meta-history lesson.” - Washington Post

“What elevates Harari above many chroniclers of our age is his exceptional clarity and focus.” - London Sunday Times

“A remarkable book, full of insights and thoughtful reinterpretations of what we thought we knew about ourselves and our history.” - The Guardian

“Provocative...the handiwork of a gifted thinker.” - Jennifer Senior, New York Times

“[A] great book…not only alters the way you see the world after you’ve read it, it also casts the past in a different light. In Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari shows us where mankind is headed in an absolutely clear-sighted & accessible manner.” - Mail on Sunday

“Like all great epics, Sapiens demanded a sequel. Homo Deus, in which that likely apocalyptic future is imagined in spooling detail, is that book. It is a highly seductive scenario planner for the numerous ways in which we might overreach ourselves.” - The Observer (London)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062464347
  • ISBN 10: 0062464345
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/04/2018
  • Trimsize: 6.000 in (w) x 9.000 in (h) x 1.110 in (d)
  • Pages: 464
  • List Price: $24.99
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Civilization
  • BISAC3 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Future Studies