A Brief History of Humankind


Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144819069X

Category: History

Page: 512

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THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. 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

The Rise of Homo sapiens

The Evolution of Modern Thinking


Author: Frederick L. Coolidge,Thomas Wynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356534

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 9681

In Search of Homo Sapiens

Twenty-five Contemporary Slovak Short Stories


Author: Pavol Hudík,Heather Trebatická,Lucy Bednár,Lucy Bendar

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865165328

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 5571

In Search of Homo Sapiens represents the crystallization of the thinking and writing of the Slovak intelligentsia. For the first time the English-speaking world will see the output of some of the most prominent Slovak thinkers and writers, their reflections on contemporary life, world politics, personal lifestyles, and social ideologies. A welcome contribution to current literature, social commentary, and philosophy of life.

Human Mitochondrial DNA and the Evolution of Homo sapiens


Author: Hans-Jürgen Bandelt,Martin Richards,Vincent Macaulay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540317899

Category: Medical

Page: 271

View: 2078

Mitochondrial DNA is one of the most closely explored genetic systems, because it can tell us so much about the human past. This book takes a unique perspective, presenting the disparate strands that must be tied together to exploit this system. From molecular biology to anthropology, statistics to ancient DNA, this first volume of three presents a comprehensive global picture and a critical appraisal of human mitochondrial DNA variation.

Homo Sapiens Europæus

Creating the European Learning Citizen


Author: Michael Kuhn,Ronald G. Sultana

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820476001

Category: Education

Page: 298

View: 7599

In many ways, education mirrors society by reflecting changing and emergent goals and values as well as by contributing to both the reproduction and production of particular life forms. In the context of the formative project -Europe, - education is called upon to play an increasingly central role, one that is responsive to particular images of the European Union and to its aspirations and goals. The widespread conviction is that education and training will re-invigorate ailing economies, and that, in the context of globalization, national and regional competitiveness will only prevail if there is a qualitative continued improvement in human capital. This volume critically examines such claims, considering the ways in which learning is being constructed across Europe and the implications this has for notions of democratic citizenship and education."

Coexisting on Earth Homo sapiens Quagmire


Author: Michael C. Clark

Publisher: Michael C. Clark


Category: Nature

Page: 500

View: 2326

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.”

The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens


Author: T. J. Crow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197263112

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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This is the first volume to address directly the question of the speciation of modern Homo sapiens. The subject raises profound questions about the nature of the species, our defining characteristic (it is suggested it is language), and the brain changes and their genetic basis that make us distinct. The British Academy and the Academy of Medical Sciences have brought together experts from palaeontology, archaeology, linguistics, psychology, genetics and evolutionary theory to present evidence and theories at the cutting edge of our understanding of these issues. Palaeontological and genetic work suggests that the transition from a precursor hominid species to modern man took place between 100,000 and 150,000 years ago. Some contributors discuss what is most characteristic of the species, focussing on language and its possible basis in brain lateralization. This work is placed in the context of speciation theory, which has remained a subject of considerable debate since the evolutionary synthesis of Mendelian genetics and Darwinian theory. The timing of specific transitions in hominid evolution is discussed, as also is the question of the neural basis of language. Other contributors address the possible genetic nature of the transition, with reference to changes on the X and Y chromosomes that may account for sex differences in lateralization and verbal ability. These differences are discussed in terms of the theory of sexual selection, and with reference to the mechanisms of speciation. These essays will be vital reading for anyone interested in the nature and origins of the species, and specifically human abilities.



Author: C. D. Smith

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490714529

Category: Fiction

Page: 174

View: 7684

Alien visitation and abduction is an obsession for many people. Many writers feed this obsession with stories about aliens who are malevolent beings whose sole objective is to annihilate and dominate the human race. If aliens do indeed visit our world, I envision them to be benevolent and non-interfering observers. My purpose in writing this book is to show them as beings who care about all sentients in the greater universe as we humans care about all the creatures on our world. Beings whose technology is far superior to ours and allows them to travel throughout the greater universe without consideration of the vast distances between galaxies. Beings that have evolved over many millennia compared with Homo sapiens mere 3,000 years.

The Alliance of the Curious #1 : Sapiens


Author: Philippe Riche

Publisher: Humanoids Inc

ISBN: 1594653003

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 48

View: 3045

A quest a la "The Da Vinci Code" on acid. PUBLICATION IN 2 VOLUMES - COMPLETED SERIES The Alliance's latest investigation begins when they find a reliquary in the house of a deceased elderly woman. The box contains a mysterious skull and a hair whose DNA analysis reveal that both belong to a Neanderthal man…a contemporary one… Creator Philippe Riche, once again tackling both art and script duties, brings back the cast of "Bad Break" in yet another off-beat adventure.

What Comes After Homo Sapiens?

When and How Our Species Will Evolve Into Another Species


Author: Don Simborg

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0692946047

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 4954

Popular science at its best, What Comes After Homo Sapiens? presents "the Simborg Hypothesis," the startling theory that another human species will emerge in the next two centuries. Dr. Simborg notes that in our evolutionary history two or more human species coexisting is the norm rather than the exception. Furthermore, our tools to alter our genes, our environment, and our technology are unprecedented, and increasingly effective. Dr. Simborg is a physician, board certified in internal medicine and an expert in medical informatics. He theorizes that we will soon see a new human species that will coexist with us. It will be a much different kind of coexistence than what we know of our coexistence with the Neanderthals. What Comes After Homo Sapiens? addresses fundamental questions such as • How exactly do we differ from our closest evolutionary relatives, living and extinct? • How will we know when the new humans have split off into a new species? • When will that happen and what will that new species be like? • What are the chances that Homo sapiens will become extinct? Dr. Simborg surveys the history of our evolution and explains key concepts about genetic engineering, speciation, artificial intelligence and neuroscience creating in What Comes After Homo Sapiens? a de facto multi-disciplinary primer. Building on a foundation of anthropology, genomics, paleontology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence, "the Simborg Hypothesis" answers the existential question: What Comes after Homo Sapiens?