|Illustrated By:||Casanave, Daniel|
|By (author):||Harari, Yuval Noah|
|Adapted By:||Vandermeulen, David|
|Subject:||COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Adaptations|
|COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / General|
|FICTION / Graphic Novels|
|HISTORY / Civilization|
|Publisher:||McClelland & Stewart|
|Size:||10.12in x 8.00in|
|From The Publisher*||Volume one of the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon|
In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power. How can we see the big picture without getting caught up in an infinity of little details? One way is to step back, to look at the really big picture: the entire history of the human species. Sapiens: A Graphic History, The Birth of Humankind is the story of how an insignificant ape became the ruler of planet Earth, capable of splitting the atom, flying to the Moon, and manipulating the genetic code of life.
With Yuval Noah Harari as your guide, and accompanied by characters like Prehistoric Bill, Dr. Fiction, and Detective Lopez, you are invited to take a ride on the wild side of history. The graphic format offers readers a new intellectual and artistic exploration of the past. Human evolution is reimagined as a tacky reality TV show. The first encounter between Sapiens and Neanderthals is explored through the masterpieces of modern art. The extinction of the mammoths and saber-toothed tigers is retold as a "whodunit" movie. Sapiens: A Graphic History is a radical, and radically fun, retelling of the story of humankind, bursting with wit, humor, and colorful characters. If you want to know why we are all trapped inside the dreams of dead people-read this book.
|Review Quote*||"Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international best-seller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!" |
-Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Collapse, and The World until Yesterday
"I have just read Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens. It is brilliant. Most likely the best- and I have read very many-on the history of humankind. I have never read anything better. I think it is sad to think of all the people that will not get to read it."
"Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain. Its author, Yuval Noah Harari, is a young Israeli academic and an intellectual acrobat whose logical leaps have you gasping with admiration...Harari's writing radiates power and clarity."
-The Sunday Times
"Sapiens is packed with heretical thinking and surprising facts. This riveting, myth-busting book cannot be summarised in any detail; you will simply have to read it."
"Sapiens is a starburst of a book, as enjoyable as it is stimulating."
"Sapiens is a fast-paced, witty and challenging romp through 70,000 years of human history...I did love it, and if you are interested in the whole story of humankind, I'm confident that you will love it too."
"Not only is Harari eloquent and humane, he is often wonderfully, mordantly funny…. Sapiens is a brave and bracing look at a species that is mostly in denial about … the crossroads it is rapidly approaching."
|Biographical Note||DR. YUVAL NOAH HARARI is a bestselling historian and philosopher who is considered one of the world's most influential public intellectuals today. His popular books have sold 27 million copies and have been recommended by Barack Obama, Chris Evans, Janelle Monáe, Bill Gates, and many others. Harari has a PhD in history from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Sapiens has been translated into more than sixty languages and became an international bestseller in the U.S., U.K., France, China, Korea, and numerous other countries with 16 million copies sold worldwide. Harari is also the author of the bestsellers Homo Deus and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. ynharari.com|
DAVID VANDERMEULEN is a Belgian author and illustrator based in Brussels.
DANIEL CASANAVE is a French artist based in Reims.