Description : New York Times Bestseller A 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.
Description : Fem reclaims her rightful name as fem, her gender as feme and her species as sapiens giving people choices among truths for moral action. The hope is to eradicate the false illogical names w-o- +man and hu +man as mankind, and the irrational name fe +male. In patriarchy, slavery and feudalism 'man' meant male slave showing that man always meant male. Fem in reclaiming her rightful identity advantages both genders with facts, truths, inclusive and neutral names to work with.
Description : This book examines Homo sapiens lost connection with nature and the aftermath, Homo sapiens excessive footprint on the Earth itself, the depredations done to Earth by Homo sapiens, the denial of global warming and other environmental issues, Frankenstein science and those attempting to play God, the conservation of Earth, what the future may perhaps entail, and going back to nature and coexisting on Earth. The book contains many statistical facts on the subject matter being discussed with more than 715 references within the bibliography and more than 120 graphs, satellite images, and other photographs. Some of the subtopics covered in this book include: Agriculture and the Origins of Modern Civilization, Meat, Dairy, and Egg Consumption, Current Medical Epidemics, Prescription Drug Epidemic, Mental Health and Drug Addiction, Government and Corporate Influence, Poverty, Money, Greed, and Corporate Responsibility, Warmongers, An Incarcerated and Policed Society Living with Unwarranted Fear, Guns, Religion, Suppression of History and Knowledge, Education and The Monetary Value of History and Knowledge, The Slaughter, Slavery, and Forced Assimilation of Indigenous Homo sapiens, Contemporary Slavery, Children, Women, Family and Individualism, The Mainstream News Media, World Population, Mass Consumption, A Surplus of Senseless Waste, Fashion, Cities, Water Consumption, Desertification, Surface Water, and Groundwater Depletion, Wastewater and Sewage Sludge, Watercraft, Mineral Extraction, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Weapons and Power, Toxic Unnatural Chemicals, Fertilizers and the Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycle, Pesticides, Atmospheric Pollution, Ozone Hole, Light and Sound Pollution, Hazardous Waste and Superfund Sites, Synthetic Plastic, Cannabis, Ocean Garbage Patches and Beach Trash, Lakes, Rivers, Wetlands, and Oceans, Coral Reefs, Fish, Whaling, Dolphin Driving, Military Dolphins, and Sonar, Shark Finning and other Ancient Pseudo Medicines, Zoos, Pets, Fauna Experimentation, Illegal and Legal Trade of Florae and Faunae, Hunting, Extinct Species, Endangered and Threatened Species, Invasive Florae and Faunae, Forests, Soils, Intentional Industrial Related Environmental Depredations, Oils Spills, Acid Rain, Homo sapiens Clash with Nature, Coexisting with Science and Technology, Environmental Legislation, Grassroots Efforts, Simple Individual Changes, Eco-Generation, Globalization and World Government, Homo sapiens Pseudo Connection with Nature, Homo sapiens Misconception of Nature, Unwarranted Fear of Nature, Lost Connection with Nature, and many other social and environmental issues past and present. What readers have to say: "Be forewarned, if you read this book and understand it fully, you will most likely not see the world the same way ever again and will contemplate much more about the world around you, society itself, and even yourself and the lifestyle you are living." "This book will make you think more about the Earth and how truly impactful and self-destructive we are." "This book is very insightful about the impacts we are having on Earth and how we are destroying not only ourselves but the entire Earth we inhabit." "Excellent book. Very sad, but very true." "I always knew we were destroying the Earth, but never at this magnitude." "This book contains so much useful information it's like an encyclopedia of the destruction of Earth." "A must read for any conservationist, environmentalist, or anyone interested in helping to save Earth." "If you don't believe in global warming or that we are destroying not only ourselves but the entire Earth around us, read this book and you will." "The most accurate and up to date statistics on the environmental and social issues currently facing humans." “A story which urgently needs to be told. I admire both the depth of the research and the passion with which the author brings it to life. I wish I could find more things to disagree with the author about.”
Description : Japan is arguably the first postindustrial society to embrace the prospect of human-robot coexistence. Over the past decade, Japanese humanoid robots designed for use in homes, hospitals, offices, and schools have become celebrated in mass and social media throughout the world. In Robo sapiens japanicus, Jennifer Robertson casts a critical eye on press releases and public relations videos that misrepresent robots as being as versatile and agile as their science fiction counterparts. An ethnography and sociocultural history of governmental and academic discourse of human-robot relations in Japan, this book explores how actual robots—humanoids, androids, and animaloids—are “imagineered” in ways that reinforce the conventional sex/gender system and political-economic status quo. In addition, Robertson interrogates the notion of human exceptionalism as she considers whether “civil rights” should be granted to robots. Similarly, she juxtaposes how robots and robotic exoskeletons reinforce a conception of the “normal” body with a deconstruction of the much-invoked Theory of the Uncanny Valley.
Description : **THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER** Sapiens showed us where we came from. In uncertain times, Homo Deus shows us where we’re going. Yuval Noah Harari envisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power? And what does our future hold? 'Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. It will make you think in ways you had not thought before’ Daniel Kahneman, bestselling author of Thinking, Fast and Slow
Description : "Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) including plants and the foods made from them, are a hot topic of debate today, but soon related technology could go much further and literally change what it means to be human. Scientists are on the verge of being able to create people who are GMOs. Should they do it? Could we become a healthier and 'better' species or might eugenics go viral leading to a real, new world of genetic dystopia? GMO Sapiens tackles such questions by taking a fresh look at the cutting-edge biotech discoveries that have made genetically modified people possible. Bioengineering, genomics, synthetic biology, and stem cells are changing sci-fi into reality before our eyes. This book will capture your imagination with its clear, approachable writing style. It will draw you into the fascinating discussion of the life-changing science of human genetic modification."--
Description : The ultimate guide to the world's most popular hot beverage - from Ferran Adrià's elBullifoundation and Lavazza In this all-encompassing encyclopedia, experts at the elBullifoundation, working alongside the world-leading coffee brand Lavazza, provide the answers to these questions and many more. This comprehensive and fascinating volume is perfectly positioned for culinary professionals, coffee aficionados, and all those who want to explore the world behind this vital element of our everyday lives. Readers will discover the history, consumption practices, production techniques, and myriad varieties of coffee, and gain an understanding of the coffee industry as a whole. This is the perfect companion for those who want to approach the worlds of coffee and gastronomy from a practical and intellectual point of view, either as a culinary professional or a curious coffee enthusiast.
Description : The beloved, award-winning novel is now a major motion picture starring 13 Reasons Why's Katherine Langford and Everything, Everything's Nick Robinson. ---------- Straight people should have to come out too. And the more awkward it is, the better. Simon Spier is sixteen and trying to work out who he is - and what he's looking for. But when one of his emails to the very distracting Blue falls into the wrong hands, things get all kinds of complicated. Because, for Simon, falling for Blue is a big deal ... It's a holy freaking huge awesome deal. ---------- Praise for Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda: 'Worthy of Fault in Our Stars-level obsession.' Entertainment Weekly 'I love you, SIMON. I LOVE YOU! And I love this fresh, funny, live-out-loud book." Jennifer Niven, bestselling author of All the Bright Places
Description : Selected from the books Sapiens and Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari How did money come to be invented? Why does it now have such significance in our lives? Does it make us happier or unhappier? And what does the future hold for it? With brilliant clarity and insight, Yuval Noah Harari takes the reader on a journey from the very first coins through to 21st century economics and shows us how we are all on the brink of a revolution, whether we like it or not. VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS. A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human Also in the Vintage Minis series: Home by Salman Rushdie Babies by Anne Enright Eating by Nigella Lawson Drinking by John Cheever
Description : Book Description: Every human wonders about his relationship with the eternal, with his Creator. The Eternal Mystery examines the evidence for such a relationship, it explores many mysteries that are a part of Homo Sapiens’s development. As part of this exploration the book presents a new way of looking at mathematics and the dominant role it plays in our society.