A Brief History of Humankind

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From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “h ...Continua
Ha scritto il 21/04/17
1.人類在生物鏈的躍遷太快,讓生態系猝不及防。歷史上眾多的災難都是來自於此(19) 2.15萬年前的東非智人已與我們相像,7萬年前開始向外遷移,於是兩種理論a.混種繁衍論:現在人是個人種和智人種的混血,如歐洲人是智人和尼安德塔人混、東亞是因智人和直立人混。b.替代理論:智人取代了所有人種,是所有現代人的祖先。前者容易變成為種族主義的支撐說法。(22) 3.七萬至三萬年前出現認知革命,智人開始創造語言,目的在八卦,也就是團體間各種關係的掌握,了解誰可靠可合作,因此也能擴大部落規模,然而超過150人...Continua
Kin Yip
Ha scritto il 18/10/16
I feel that I have learnt a lot of from this book, both in knowledge (such as the genus of Homo at the beginning of the book) and a few ideas which seem so obvious now but somehow I haven’t realized before. ( Well, the principle of equivlance has bee...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/07/15


little Alex
Ha scritto il 23/03/15
Educational and informative read, though the ending is not particularly convincing. Feels like the author moved from a biological angle to a historical angle, before moving to a technological angle, which I guess makes sense, as the book was about th...Continua
Derek Lo
Ha scritto il 16/11/14
A supra macro-view on the history of human beings. How we emerged from a close kin of apes to the sole dominator of this planet. From the ancient past when we used our bare hands to work to the space age. A very good read and also very easy to digest...Continua

Ha scritto il Jun 01, 2018, 13:18
"Come è potuto accadere che, proprio nella specie il cui successo dipende soprattutto dalla cooperazione, gli individui che ipoteticamente sono i meno collaborativi (gli uomini) controllano gli individui che ipoteticamente sono i più cooperativi (le...Continua

Ha scritto il May 11, 2017, 14:56

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