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Sapiens: A Graphic History

The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

by Yuval Noah Harari

On Sale: 10/27/2020

Price: $40.00

Sapiens: A Graphic History

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Sapiens: A Graphic History

The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)

by Yuval Noah Harari

On Sale: 10/27/2020

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Price: $40.00

About the Book

The first volume, in a hardcover edition for libraries, 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 readers of all ages.

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.

Critical Praise

Sapiens takes readers on a sweeping tour of the history of our species…. Harari’s formidable intellect sheds light on the biggest breakthroughs in the human story…important reading for serious-minded, self-reflective sapiens.” - Washington Post

Sapiens is learned, thought-provoking and crisply written…. Fascinating.” - Wall Street Journal

“Yuval Noah Harari’s full-throated review of our species may have been blurbed by Jared Diamond, but Harari’s conclusions are at once balder and less tendentious than that of his famous colleague.” - New York magazine

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063055087
  • ISBN 10: 0063055082
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 10/27/2020
  • Trimsize: 6.406 in (w) x 9.250 in (h) x in (d)
  • Pages: 248
  • List Price: $40.00
  • BISAC1 : COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Adaptations
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Civilization
  • BISAC3 : SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution