THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER What makes us brilliant? What makes us deadly? What makes us Sapiens? Yuval Noah Harari challenges everything we know about being human in the perfect read for these unprecedented times. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species’ Bill Gates ‘Interesting and provocative… It gives you a sense of how briefly we’ve been on this Earth’ Barack Obama **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN’S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**
Author: YUVAL NOAH HARARI
ISBN: 9780099590088 ISBN: 9780099590088 Publisher: VINTAGE Subtitle: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND Author: YUVAL NOAH HARARI
How did we come to a modern understanding of our bodies and souls? What were the breakthroughs that allowed human beings to see themselves in a new light?
Starting with the revolutionary ideas of the Renaissance that challenged the sense of the body as a corrupt vessel for the soul, Roy Porter goes on to chart how — through figures as diverse as Locke, Swift, Johnson, and Gibbon — ideas about medicine, politics, and religion fundamentally changed notions of self. He shows how the body moved center stage in the eighteenth century, writing brilliantly on the ways in which men and women flaunted, decorated, tanned, and dieted themselves: activities that we find familiar but that a Puritan divine would have considered Satanic. And Porter explores how, at the end of the century, the human soul took on a new significance in the works of Godwin, Blake, and Byron. ISBN: 0393050750 Publisher: NORTON Subtitle: THE MODERN FOUNDATIONS OF BODY AND SOUL Author: ROY PORTER