Sapiens  A Graphic History  Volume 2 Book
Score: 3
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Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 2


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771000263

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Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 2 Excerpt :

Volume two of Sapiens: A Graphic History: the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon. Twelve thousand years ago, we humans fell into a trap. Volume II of Sapiens: A Graphic History 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. 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 Ginsburg. 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.

Sapiens  A Graphic History  Volume 2 Book
Score: 3
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Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 2


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780063212244

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Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 2 Excerpt :

The ebook is designed to be read on devices with large color displays The Kindle edition is incompatible with iOS. See below for a list of supported devices. This second volume of Sapiens: A Graphic History, the full-color graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari’s #1 New York Times bestseller, focuses on the Agricultural Revolution—when humans fell into a trap we’ve yet to escape: working harder and harder with diminishing returns. What if humanity’s major woes—war, plague, famine and inequality—originated 12,000 years ago, when Homo sapiens converted from nomads to settlers, in pursuit of the fantasy of productivity and efficiency? What if by seeking to control plants and animals, humans ended up being controlled by kings, priests, and Kafkaesque bureaucracy? Volume 2 of Sapiens: A Graphic History–The Pillars of Civilization explores a crucial chapter in human development: the Agricultural Revolution. This is 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, plague, famine, and inequality became an intractable feature of the human condition. But it’s not all doom and gloom with this book’s cast of entertaining characters and colorful humorous scenes. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (now farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction, all introduced in Volume 1, once again travel the length and breadth of human history, this time investigating the impact the Agricultural Revolution has had on our species. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to ensnare humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. 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 portrayed as a travel brochure, offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China; and the history of

Sapiens A Graphic History  Volume 2 Book
Score: 3
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Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 2


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-10-28
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473598140

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Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 2 Excerpt :

Discover the second volume of an epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's multi-million copy bestselling phenomenon. The perfect gift this Christmas. When nomadic Homo sapiens settled to live in one place, they started working harder and harder. But why didn't they get a better life in return? In The Pillars of Civilization, Yuval Noah Harari and his companions including Prof. Saraswati and Dr. Fiction travel the length and breadth of human history to investigate how the Agricultural Revolution changed society forever. Discover how wheat took over the world, how war, famine, disease and inequality became a part of the human condition, and why we might only have ourselves to blame. The origins of modern farming are told through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News, and the history of inequality is revealed in a superhero detective story. A radical, witty and colourful retelling of the story of humankind, adapted from Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Volume 2 can be read as a standalone or as a follow-up to Volume 1, The Birth of Humankind. Praise for Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens: 'I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who's interested in the history and future of our species.' Bill Gates 'Interesting and provocative... It gives you a sense of how briefly we've been on this Earth' Barack Obama 'Jaw-dropping from the first word to the last... It may be the best book I've ever read' Chris Evans 'Contains a remarkable piece of information on almost every page and reminds us that we should be grateful to be human.' Matt Haig 'Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain... Radiates power and clarity, making the world strange and new' Sunday Times 'Provocative and fascinating and opinionated...it makes the familiar seem unfamiliar. It altered how I view our species and our world.' Guardian

Sapiens  A Graphic History  Volume 1 Book
Score: 4
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Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 1


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771038754

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Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 1 Excerpt :

Volume one of the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power. How can we see the big picture without getting caught up in an infinity of little details? One way is to step back, to look at the really big picture: the entire history of the human species. Sapiens: A Graphic History, The Birth of Humankind is the story of how an insignificant ape became the ruler of planet Earth, capable of splitting the atom, flying to the Moon, and manipulating the genetic code of life. With Yuval Noah Harari as your guide, and accompanied by characters like Prehistoric Bill, Dr. Fiction, and Detective Lopez, you are invited to take a ride on the wild side of history. The graphic format offers readers a new intellectual and artistic exploration of the past. Human evolution is reimagined as a tacky reality TV show. The first encounter between Sapiens and Neanderthals is explored through the master-pieces of modern art. The extinction of the mammoths and saber-toothed tigers is retold as a "whodunit" movie. Sapiens: A Graphic History is a radical, and radically fun, retelling of the story of humankind, bursting with wit, humor, and colorful characters. If you want to know why we are all trapped inside the dreams of dead people—read this book.

Sapiens Book
Score: 4
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Sapiens


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771038525

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Sapiens Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

The Art of War  A Graphic Novel Book

The Art of War A Graphic Novel


  • Author : Sun Tzu
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684125043

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The Art of War A Graphic Novel Excerpt :

An entertaining graphic adaptation of the oldest military treatise in the world. Hailed as the oldest philosophical discussion on military strategy, Sun Tzu’s The Art of War has been adapted as a graphic novel by award-winning illustrator Pete Katz. In this collectible thread-bound edition, the narrative focuses on a teacher instructing a pupil on the main points of Sun Tzu’s treatise, with vibrant battle scenes interspersed throughout. Issues such as planning, tactics, maneuvering, and spying are demonstrated in the full-color scenes, so that readers can envision how military goals are achieved using principles from the fifth century BC.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century Book
Score: 4
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593132814

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. “Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant informatio

Sapiens and Homo Deus  The E book Collection Book
Score: 4.5
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Sapiens and Homo Deus The E book Collection


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062693600

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Sapiens and Homo Deus The E book Collection Excerpt :

Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion Homo Deus.

On Tyranny Graphic Edition Book

On Tyranny Graphic Edition


  • Author : Timothy Snyder
  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984859167

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On Tyranny Graphic Edition Excerpt :

Note: The ebook of this graphic edition combines a hand-lettered font with richly detailed images. Due to the nature of the design, readers will be required to zoom in on each page. For the best experience, please use a larger, full-color screen. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A graphic edition of historian Timothy Snyder’s bestselling book of lessons for surviving and resisting America’s arc toward authoritarianism, featuring the visual storytelling talents of renowned illustrator Nora Krug “Nora Krug has visualized and rendered some of the most valuable lessons of the twentieth century, which will serve all citizens as we shape the future.”—Shepard Fairey, artist and activist Timothy Snyder’s New York Times bestseller On Tyranny uses the darkest moments in twentieth-century history, from Nazism to Communism, to teach twenty lessons on resisting modern-day authoritarianism. Among the twenty include a warning to be aware of how symbols used today could affect tomorrow (“4: Take responsibility for the face of the world”), an urgent reminder to research everything for yourself and to the fullest extent (“11: Investigate”), a point to use personalized and individualized speech rather than clichéd phrases for the sake of mass appeal (“9: Be kind to our language”), and more. In this graphic edition, Nora Krug draws from her highly inventive art style in Belonging—at once a graphic memoir, collage-style scrapbook, historical narrative, and trove of memories—to breathe new life, color, and power into Snyder’s riveting historical references, turning a quick-read pocket guide of lessons into a visually striking rumination. In a time of great uncertainty and instability, this edition of On Tyranny emphasizes the importance of being active, conscious, and deliberate participants in resistance.

Mister X  The Modern Age Book

Mister X The Modern Age


  • Author : Dean Motter
  • Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
  • Release Date : 2019-07-09
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506707297

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Mister X The Modern Age Excerpt :

Limited to only 500 copies, each signed by Dean Motter, this deluxe hardcover collects, for the first time, every Mister X comic published by Dark Horse, including Condemned, Excavations, and Razed, along with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes material! In the retro-futuristic metropolis of Radiant City, its mysterious creator, Mister X, must protect the city and its residents as the architecture of the city that poses a danger to all those within it!

Box Office Poison Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Box Office Poison


  • Author : Alex Robinson
  • Publisher : Top Shelf Productions
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603091671

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Box Office Poison Excerpt :

Winner of the Eisner Award for Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, the International Comics Festival Award for Best Debut Graphic Novel (Angouleme, France), and voted by Wizard Magazine as the best indy graphic novel of all time. "A convincing, absorbing and satisfying fictional portrait of post-college life in New York City."-- Publishers Weekly "A salute to comics, an exploration of the human condition, and a solid, absorbing, and riotously snide tale about at least half of the things that make life important."-- Tasha Robinson, The AV Club "Box Office Poison is a novel complex enough to provoke Book Talk. I even marked panels with post-it notes as I was reading so that I'd remember to show them to my friends."-- Kelly Sue DeConnick, Artbomb.com "The comic book equivalent of the world's best pineapple upside-down cake: layer upon layer of rich dramatic goodness."-- Matthew Craig, Robotfist.com "Box Office Poison is to the comic book culture as Almost Famous is to that of rock and roll."-- Chris Tamarri, The Daily Targum This 608-page epic story of Sherman, Dorothy, Ed, Stephen, Jane, and Mr. Flavor is a true comics masterpiece. Alex Robinson's completely natural and inspiring knack for dialogue makes this story of dreary jobs, comic books, love, sex, messy apartments, girlfriends (and the lack thereof), undisclosed pasts, and crusty old professionals one of the most delightful and whimsical graphic novels to hit the stands in years.

Bighead Book

Bighead


  • Author : Jeffrey Brown
  • Publisher : Top Shelf Productions
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603091640

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Bighead Excerpt :

"... Besides being a superior parody, Bighead slyly reveals the author's personal issues and in some ways, everyone's." -- Andrew Arnold, Time "Bighead is great, great fun to read; it crackles with energy and a love for the genre of the super hero. Brown takes the silly conventions that weigh down the "cape and tights"books and sets them free with a wink and an elbow."-- Shawn Hoke, Comic World News Jeffrey Brown is back -- and with a Bighead, no less! From the creator of Clumsy and Be A Man comes an irreverent and clever superhero parody, featuring the most amazing hero of all time: Bighead. Witness inept villains clash with an all-too-emotional hero, in the epic graphic novel that will leap all clich_s in a single bound. Bighead brings together moral fable, social commentary and classic comic book action, featuring a superhero who must save an unthankful world while facing the demons of his own failures.

Unfinished Dreams Book

Unfinished Dreams


  • Author : Jo-Anne Elder
  • Publisher : Fredericton, N.B. : Goose Lane Editions
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 0864921322

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Unfinished Dreams Excerpt :

Acadie is a country which exists in the imagination and words of its people. Its literature is young; its poetry has emerged from sheer experimentation with language -- both in its form and its content. But the poetry of Acadie is more than experimentation: it is also a political expression, an insistence on the very existence of an imaginative country. For this anthology -- the first ever to be published in English -- Fred Cogswell and Jo-Anne Elder have selected poems by Herménégilde Chiasson, Anne Cloutier, France Daigle, Ronald Després, Gérald LeBlanc, Raymond Guy Leblanc, Dyane Léger, Roméo Savoie and more then twenty other poets to put together a collection of the most contemporary of Acadian poetry.

Homo Deus Book
Score: 3.5
From 28 Ratings

Homo Deus


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771038693

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Homo Deus Excerpt :

International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. War is obsolete You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict Famine is disappearing You are at more risk of obesity than starvation Death is just a technical problem Equality is out – but immortality is in What does our future hold?

Danza Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Danza


  • Author : Natsume Ono
  • Publisher : Kodansha Comics
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612626338

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Danza Excerpt :

Danza is a collection of stories about being a foreigner, sometimes even in your own home. Quiet, comtemplative and subtle, Danza collects some of Ono's best short work.