An Amazon Best Book of the Month, Editor's Top Pick for February 2017
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 McDonald’s 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.
“Sapiens tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language.”
Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
“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 on Sapiens
“Learned, thought-provoking and crisply written… Fascinating.”
Wall Street Journal on Sapiens
Derek Perkins is a professional narrator and voice actor. He has narrated numerous titles across a wide range of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, comedy, history, and nonfiction. He has earned two AudioFile Earphones Awards and was a finalist for the 2015 Audie Award for Best Nonfiction Narration.
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- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Genre: Nonfiction/Science
- ISBN-13: 9780062657305