21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Category: Book
By (author): Harari, Yuval Noah
Subject:  HISTORY / General
  HISTORY / Modern / 21st Century
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Published: March 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.98in x 5.97in x 1.10in
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$ 22.00
Availability:
Available: 31 Mar 2020

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From The Publisher*In Sapiens, he explored our past; in Homo Deus he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues.

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the unchartered territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, as hacking becomes a tactic of war, and as the world feels more polarized than ever, Yuval Noah Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.
     In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we live in. How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis?
     Harari's unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers around the world. Here he invites readers to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. In such a world deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. The ability of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century to present complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly makes it essential reading.
Review Quote*ADVANCE PRAISE FOR YUVAL NOAH HARARI and 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

"Truly mind-expanding . . .  Ultra-topical . . .  Harari's big selling point [is] the ambition and breadth of his work, smashing together unexpected ideas into dazzling observations." -The Guardian

"Erudite, illuminating, vivid. [Harari's] lessons suggest new ways of thinking about current problems. . . .  a splendid, sobering, stirring call to arms." -Sunday Times

"This well-informed and searching book is one to be savoured and widely discussed." -Publishers Weekly (starred)

"More comprehensible [than Sapiens and Homo Deus] . . . showing you things you thought you knew about in a completely new way . . .  I find Harari's writing exhilarating." -The Radio Times

"Harari thrills his readers because he addresses the biggest possible topics with confidence and brio. Compared with the subjects he tackles, anything else we might read looks piffling and parochial." -Evening Standard

"Harari's genius at weaving together insights from different disciplines, ranging from ancient history to neuroscience to philosophy to artificial intelligence, has enabled him to respond to the clamour to understand where we have come from and where we might be heading . . .  21 Lessons is lit up by flashes of intellectual adventure and literary verve." -Financial Times

"21 Lessons for the 21st Century will complete a Harari hat-trick of classics . . .  The clarity of Harari's vision is astonishing... thanks to him, the world makes better sense to many more of us." -The Bookseller

"Modern life can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, Yuval Noah Harari's new book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is on hand to guide us through it . . . poolside reading with purpose." -Elle
Biographical NoteBorn in Haifa, Israel, in 1976, YUVAL NOAH HARARI received his PhD from the University of Oxford in 2002, and is currently a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Published in 2014, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind has become an international hit and is published in nearly 40 languages worldwide. It was listed on the Sunday Times bestseller list for over six months in paperback, and was a New York Times top 10 bestseller. In 2016, Harari published Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, which was also a widely hailed international bestseller. He lectures around the world on the topics explored in his books and articles, and has written for newspapers such as the Guardian, Financial Times, The Times and the Wall Street Journal. He also offers his knowledge and time to various organizations and audiences on a voluntary basis.