A New York Times Best Book of 2022
"Gripping and thought-provoking." —The New York Times
Even though we’ll never outrun a hungry lion or outswim an angry shark, humans are pretty impressive—and we’re the most dominant species on the planet. So how exactly did we become “unstoppable”?
The answer to that is one of the strangest tales you’ll ever hear. And it’s a true story.
From learning to make fire and using the stars as guides to cooking meals in microwaves and landing on the moon, prepare to uncover the secrets and superpowers of how we evolved from our first appearances millions of years ago.
Acclaimed author Yuval Noah Harari has expertly crafted an extraordinary story of how humans learned to not only survive but also thrive on Earth, complete with maps, a timeline, and full-color illustrations that bring his dynamic, unputdownable writing to life.
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About the Author
Ricard Zaplana Ruiz is an artist and illustrator with over twenty years of experience. He has worked as a story artist for animation, commercials, and live action films. His artwork for children’s books has been published worldwide since 2013. He was born and still resides in Barcelona, Spain.
Table of Contents
Timeline of History xii
Introduction: What are Humans All About? xiv
1 Humans Are Animals 1
2 The Sapiens' Superpower 35
3 How Our Ancestors Lived 75
4 Where Did All the Animals Go? 143
About this Book 186
World Map of History 188