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
Kudra K23
Wrote 8/31/20
Chi siamo? Da dove veniamo? Dove stiamo andando?

Non del tutto convincente, soprattutto per l'impronta di stampo americano che per me rimane un po' troppo in superficie, ma comunque interessante

Wrote 5/2/19
The book contains vast topics. While these topics are all related to us Homo Sapiens, some are more interesting than the others to me. The content is so rich that I consider the book a kind of encyclopedia. I would rather the book be separated into d...Continua
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I was highly impressed by this book. It describes the story of humankind which was pioneered by Paleolithic proto-humans. Yuval Noah Harari, the author of the book, focusses on the three major revolutions of our history – cognitive, agricultural and...Continua
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
Wrote 10/18/16
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

Wrote Sep 17, 2020, 15:05
Gli umani, invece, escono dal grembo come la pasta di vetro dalla fornace. Possono essere rigirati, stirati e modellati con un sorprendente grado di libertà. Ecco perché oggi possiamo educare i nostri figli a diventare cristiani o buddhisti, capitali...Continua
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Wrote 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

Wrote May 11, 2017, 14:56

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