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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.“Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book ReviewNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED  How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading.“If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage (top pick)
Published by: Spiegel & Grau | Publication date: 09/04/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 356 pages

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”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?Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
Published by: Harper | Publication date: 02/10/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 580 pages

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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.
Published by: Harper | Publication date: 02/21/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 456 pages

21 lecciones para el siglo XXI (Spanish Edition)

Vuelve Harari Autor de Sapiens, bestseller del momento con más de diez millones de copias vendidas en todo el mundo. Sapiens es un recorrido por nuestro pasado. Homo Deus, una mirada a nuestro futuro. 21 lecciones para el siglo XXI es una exploración de nuestro presente. ¿Cómo podemos protegernos de las guerras nucleares, los cataclismos ecológicos o las tecnologías disruptivas? ¿Qué podemos hacer contra la propagación de la posverdad o la amenaza del terrorismo? ¿Qué debemos enseñar a nuestros hijos? Con la misma prosa inteligente, fresca y provocadora, Harari vuelve a librerías con un nuevo título, 21 lecciones para el siglo XXI, en el que examina algunas de las cuestiones más urgentes de nuestro presente. El hilo dorado que recorre este estimulante nuevo libro es el desafío de mantener nuestro enfoque colectivo e individual frente al constante y desorientador cambio que estamos viviendo. ¿Somos aún capaces de entender el mundo que hemos creado? Reseñas:«Me maravilló la manera en la que Yuval Noah Harari indagó en el pasado de nuestra especie en Sapiens, al igual que lo hicieron sus predicciones para el futuro con Homo Deus. Pero su cautivadora narrativa y sus fascinantes análisis de la actualidad en 21 lecciones para el siglo XXI dan absolutamente en el clavo.»Sir Richard Branson «Harari es un escritor tan sugerente que incluso cuando estoy en desacuerdo con él, solo quiero seguir leyendo y reflexionando.»Bill Gates, The New York Times «El formato del libro contribuye al gancho comercial de Harari, que es ni más ni menos que la ambición y la gran amplitud de su obra, en la que reúne ideas que uno no se espera pero que se traducen en observaciones brillantes.»Helen Lewis, The Guardian «Este libro es un testimonio a su genialidad, con un gran potencial para atrapar a las mentes curiosas.»Moises Naim, The Washington Post «No es importante que en este libro Harari sea más discursivo y tangencial que en sus anteriores obras por la sencilla razón de que se muestra igualmente inteligente, cautivador, cultivado e instructivo.»Fintan O'Toole, The Irish Times
Published by: DEBATE | Publication date: 08/30/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 456 pages

Homo Deus: Breve historia del mañana (Spanish Edition)

Tras el éxito de Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari vuelve su mirada al futuro para ver hacia dónde nos dirigimos. Bestseller del New York Times con 1 millón de ejemplares vendidos Yuval Noah Harari, autor de Sapiens, un fenómeno internacional unánimemente aclamado por la crítica, regresa con una secuela igualmente original, convincente y provocadora, centrando su atención en el futuro de la humanidad y en nuestra obsesión por convertirnos en dioses. A lo largo del último siglo, la humanidad ha logrado lo imposible frenando la hambruna, la peste y la guerra. Por primera vez en la historia, más personas mueren por obesidad que por pasar hambre y hay más probabilidades de quitarse la vida que de morir en un conflicto bélico o un atentado terrorista. ¿Qué pasará con la democracia cuando Google y Facebook lleguen a conocer nuestros gustos y preferencias políticas mejor que nos conocemos a nosotros mismos? ¿Qué pasará con el estado de bienestar cuando la inteligencia artificial expulse a los individuos del mercado laboral, creando una «clase innecesaria» de humanos? ¿Cómo podremos lidiar con los avances en ingeniería genética? ¿Terminará Silicon Valley por establecer nuevas religiones en lugar de enfocarse a producir únicamente dispositivos inteligentes? Homo Deus explora los proyectos, los sueños y las pesadillas que configurarán el siglo XXI: desde superar la muerte hasta la creación de la inteligencia y la vida artificial. ¿Hacia dónde nos dirigimos? ¿Cómo protegeremos al mundo de nuestros propios poderes destructivos? He aquí una mirada hacia el futuro de la evolución. He aquí Homo Deus. Reseñas:«Yuval Noah Harari, autor del fenómeno Sapiens, reflexiona sobre el futuro de la humanidad en Homo Deus, un libro de prosa inteligente, fresca y libre de prejuicios.»Jorge Wagensberg, Babelia «Aún más legible, incluso más importante que su excelente Sapiens.»Kazuo Ishiguro, Premio Nobel de Literatura «Homo Deus te impactará y te cautivará, pero sobre todo te hará pensar como nunca antes.»Daniel Kahneman, Premio Nobel de Economía «Harari se convierte en una especie de filósofo del futuro que desarrolla las intuiciones de su primera obra [...] un ritmo y una energía que convierten Homo Deus en un libro francamente ameno.»El Cultural «El épico y mundialmente celebrado Sapiens recibe la secuela que necesitaba: una intensa y compulsiva investigación sobre el apocalipsis de la humanidad en un futuro impulsado por la tecnología.»The Guardian «Un libro implacable y fascinante que seguramente se convertirá, y merece ser un éxito de ventas.»Kirkus Review «Un estimulante libro que lleva al lector a profundizar sobre cuestiones de identidad, conciencia e inteligencia.»The Observer «Un brebaje embriagador de ciencia, filosofía y futurismo.»Mail on Sunday «Un estudio brillante, original, estimulante e importante sobre hacia dónde se dirige la humanidad.»Evening Standard
Published by: DEBATE | Publication date: 10/06/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 528 pages

Sapiens. De animales a dioses: Una breve historia de la humanidad (Spanish Edition)

El libro de no ficción del AÑO Un best seller internacional con más de un millón de ejemplares vendidos Lúcido e iluminador: la historia de la humanidad en un solo volumen. Este es el fascinante relato de nuestra extraordinaria historia: de simios sin importancia a amos del mundo. ¿Cómo logró nuestra especie imponerse en la lucha por la existencia? ¿Por qué nuestros ancestros recolectores se unieron para crear ciudades y reinos? ¿Cómo llegamos a creer en dioses, en naciones o en los derechos humanos; a confiar en el dinero, en los libros o en las leyes? ¿Cómo acabamos sometidos a la burocracia, a los horarios y al consumismo? ¿Y cómo será el mundo en los milenios venideros? En De animales a dioses, Yuval Noah Harari traza una breve historia de la humanidad, desde los primeros humanos que caminaron sobre la Tierra hasta los radicales y a veces devastadores avances de las tres grandes revoluciones que nuestra especie ha protagonizado: la cognitiva, la agrícola y la científica. A partir de hallazgos de disciplinas tan diversas como la biología, la antropología, la paleontología o la economía, Harari explora cómo las grandes corrientes de la historia han modelado nuestra sociedad, los animales y las plantas que nos rodean e incluso nuestras personalidades. ¿Hemos ganado en felicidad a medida que ha avanzado la historia? ¿Seremos capaces de liberar alguna vez nuestra conducta de la herencia del pasado? ¿Podemos hacer algo para influir en los siglos futuros? Audaz, ambicioso y provocador, este libro cuestiona todo lo que creíamos saber sobre el ser humano: nuestros orígenes, nuestras ideas, nuestras acciones, nuestro poder... y nuestro futuro. - El fuego nos dio poder. - La conversación hizo posible que cooperáramos. - La agricultura alimentó nuestra ambición. - La mitología sostuvo la ley y el orden. - El dinero ofreció algo en lo que confiar. - Las contradicciones crearon la cultura. - La ciencia nos hizo imparables.
Published by: DEBATE | Publication date: 09/04/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 496 pages

Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550 (Warfare in History Book 24)

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 sixteenthcentury. 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 ofAuriol in 1536. 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.
Published by: Boydell Press | Publication date: 04/19/2007
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 248 pages

Sapiens and Homo Deus: The E-book Collection: A Brief History of Humankind and A Brief History of Tomorrow

Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion Homo Deus.
Published by: Harper | Publication date: 02/21/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 993 pages

Summary: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari (Human History, Ancient Civilization, Early Civilization, Study of Humankind)

An EXECUTIVEGROWTH Summary: Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind. Note: this is a SUMMARY.Sapiens became a New York Times bestseller for good reason.Unlike other macroscopic reviews of human history, Sapiens combines the best research into history with recent discoveries in biology and archaeology, and complimentary disciplines of science. It provides a unique point of view on how we got to where we are today – and what that means for us as a species.Sapiens traces the development of consciousness, above all else. 100,000 years ago Homo Sapiens were an insignificant animal – but today we dominate the planet. At some point the evolution of thinking superseded biological evolution. Much of our 'success' hinges on the importance of the myths and legends – the fictions of our imagination – that have played such a vital role in the development of culture, ideology, religion, economics, science, and ultimately – the mind.Why read the summary?Reading is primarily an investment of your time with hopes of gaining useful knowledge and perspective. The staggering statistics shows that a majority of books purchased today are not read to completion. As such, reading our summary is the perfect way to cover the full material and grasp the essential insights of Dr. Harari’s bestseller, Sapiens.Why read EXECUTIVEGROWTH Summaries in particular?EXECUTIVEGROWTH Summaries in a snap:
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Publication date: 05/02/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 125 pages

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold.The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist.What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson.But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company | Publication date: 05/02/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 222 pages
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