Pillars of civilization

Yuval N Harari, Daniel Casanave (Illustrator), Claire Champion, Adriana Hunter (Translator), David Vandermeulen

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In the second "Sapiens" volume, Yuval Noah Harari tells the story of how we took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, famine, disease, and inequality became a part of the human condition. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News, and the story of urbanization is told as a travel brochure offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherJonathan Cape Ltd
Number of pages252
ISBN (Print)1787333760, 9781787333765
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameSapiens, a graphic history
PublisherJonathan Cape Ltd
Volumevolume 2

Bibliographical note

First published in Hebrew in 2011 by Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir. First English language edition published in Great Britain in 2014 by Harvill Secker.
Second volume of the graphic novel adaptation of Sapiens: a brief history of humankind by Yuval N. Harari.


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