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Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization

Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization (Hardback)

By Harari, Yuval Noah
Illustrated by Casanave, David
Edited by Vandermeulen, David

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Twelve thousand years ago, we humans fell into a trap. Volume II of Sapiens- A Graphic History tells the story of how wheat 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. Sound sombre? Not with this cast of entertaining characters, returning from Volume I to explore the Agricultural Revolution. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (turned farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction - are all back to travel the length and breadth of human history. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to entrap humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. With guest appearances by Thomas Jefferson, Scarlet O'Hara and Ruth Bader Ginzburg. And there's plenty more genre-bending to enjoy in this book. 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, the story of urbanization is told as a travel brochure offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China, while the history of inequality is scouted out in a superhero detective story. This graphic series is a radical, witty and colourful retelling of the story of humankind, adapted from the international bestseller Sapiens- A Brief History of Humankind, which has sold 18.5 Million copies in 60 languages worldwide. Volume II can be read as a standalone book or as a follow-up to Volume I, and is designed to captivate adults and young adults who don't usually engage with science and history. If you want to know why we are all trapped inside the dreams of dead people - this is your ideal reader.
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ISBN 9781787333765
Released NZ 14 Dec 2021
Publisher Vintage
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781787333765
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Jonathan Cape Ltd
Released 14 Dec 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Harari, Yuval Noah
Illustrated by Casanave, David
Edited by Vandermeulen, David
Category Graphic Novels
History Of Ideas, Intellectual History
Anthropology
History Of Science
Popular Science
Evolution
Early Man
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 112mm
Height: 152mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 599.90222
Weight 400g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Human beings - Comic books, strips, etc - History
NBS Text Graphic Novels: Non-fiction & Literary
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade

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