The Humans Book
Score: 3.5
From 52 Ratings

The Humans


  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-08-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476730592

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The Humans Excerpt :

Regarding humans unfavorably upon arriving on Earth, a reluctant extraterrestrial assumes the identity of a Cambridge mathematician before realizing that there's more to the human race than he suspected.

The Radleys Book
Score: 3.5
From 47 Ratings

The Radleys


  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451610338

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The Radleys Excerpt :

Struggling with overwork and parenting angst, English village doctor Peter Radley endeavors to hide his family's vampire nature until their daughter's oddly satisfying act of violence reveals the truth, an event that is complicated by the arrival of a practicing vampire family member.

The Humans Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Humans


  • Author : Stephen Karam
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-03-16
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822235279

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The Humans Excerpt :

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

Save the Humans Book

Save the Humans


  • Author : Rob Stewart
  • Publisher : Random House of Canada Limited
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307360076

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Save the Humans Excerpt :

Documentary filmmaker Rob Stewart tells the story of his life so far, from a person whose focus was saving sharks to one on a mission to save humanity.

The Book of Humans Book

The Book of Humans


  • Author : Adam Rutherford
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2019-03-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615195329

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The Book of Humans Excerpt :

Now in paperback: From the author of the acclaimed A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (57,000 copies in print), a magisterial exploration of the paradox of our identity as animals—both within the animal kingdom, yet distinct from all others

Humans Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Humans


  • Author : Brandon Stanton
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250114303

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Humans Excerpt :

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller "Just when we need it, Humans reminds us what it means to be human . . . one of the most influential art projects of the decade.” —Washington Post Brandon Stanton’s new book, Humans—his most moving and compelling book to date—shows us the world. Brandon Stanton created Humans of New York in 2010. What began as a photographic census of life in New York City, soon evolved into a storytelling phenomenon. A global audience of millions began following HONY daily. Over the next several years, Stanton broadened his lens to include people from across the world. Traveling to more than forty countries, he conducted interviews across continents, borders, and language barriers. Humans is the definitive catalogue of these travels. The faces and locations will vary from page to page, but the stories will feel deeply familiar. Told with candor and intimacy, Humans will resonate with readers across the globe—providing a portrait of our shared experience.

Humans  An A Z Book

Humans An A Z


  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2014-04-03
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782114857

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Humans An A Z Excerpt :

DO YOU A) Know a human? B) Love a human? C) Have trouble dealing with humans? IF YOU'VE ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU Whether you are planning a high level of human interaction or just a casual visit to the planet, this user-guide to the human race will help you translate their sayings, understand exotic concepts such as 'democracy' and 'sofas', and make sense of their habits and bizarre customs. A phrase book, a dictionary and a survival guide, this book unravels all the oddness, idiosyncrasies and wonder of the species, allowing everyone to make the most of their time on Earth.

Speech   Debate  TCG Edition  Book

Speech Debate TCG Edition


  • Author : Stephen Karam
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Release Date : 2017-07-24
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559368650

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Speech Debate TCG Edition Excerpt :

“You might think a play that grapples with serious modern social issues—homophobia, teenage alienation, the limits of online privacy—would have no room for a warbling Abraham Lincoln doing an interpretive dance. But then you might not expect to encounter a piece of theater as ingenious and cannily plotted as Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate. It is a suspenseful tale that fuses keen-eyed civic critique with riotous and even campy humor.” – Celia Wren, Washington Post “Hilarious...Speech & Debate’s real accomplishment is its picture of the borderland between late adolescence and adulthood, where grown-up ideas and ambition coexist with childish will and bravado...We never feel we’re being educated, just immensely entertained.” – Caryn James, New York Times “A provocative play...A lot of shows about teens ring inauthentic. Not this one.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune “Stephen Karam’s savvy comedy is bristling with vitality, wicked humor, terrific dialogue, and a direct pipeline into the zeitgeist of contemporary youth.” – David Rooney, Variety In this unconventional dark comedy, three misfit high school students in Salem, Oregon form a unique debate club, complete with a musical version of The Crucible, an unusual podcast, and a plot to take down their corrupt drama teacher. With his signature wit, Karam traces the cohort’s attempts to fend off the menace of encroaching adulthood with caustic humor and subversive antics. Stephen Karam’s plays include The Humans (Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist), Sons of the Prophet (Pulitzer Prize finalist), and Speech & Debate. His adaptation of The Cherry Orchard premiered on Broadway for the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Humans  A Brief History of How We F cked It All Up Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Humans A Brief History of How We F cked It All Up


  • Author : Tom Phillips
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488051135

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Humans A Brief History of How We F cked It All Up Excerpt :

*NOW AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER* A Toronto Star Bestselling Book of the Year “Witty and entertaining.”—Sarah Knight “Laugh-out-loud.”—Steve Brusatte AN EXHILARATING JOURNEY THROUGH THE MOST CREATIVE AND CATASTROPHIC F*CK-UPS OF HUMAN HISTORY Modern humans have come a long way in the seventy thousand years they’ve walked the earth. Art, science, culture, trade—on the evolutionary food chain, we’re true winners. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing, and sometimes—just occasionally—we’ve managed to truly f*ck things up. Weaving together history, science, politics and pop culture, Humans offers a panoramic exploration of humankind in all its glory, or lack thereof. From Lucy, our first ancestor, who fell out of a tree and died, to General Zhou Shou of China, who stored gunpowder in his palace before a lantern festival, to the Austrian army attacking itself one drunken night, to the most spectacular fails of the present day, Humans reveals how even the most mundane mistakes can shift the course of civilization as we know it. Lively, wry and brimming with brilliant insight, this unique compendium offers a fresh take on world history and is one of the most entertaining reads of the year.

The Human Advantage Book

The Human Advantage


  • Author : Suzana Herculano-Houzel
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262333207

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The Human Advantage Excerpt :

Why our human brains are awesome, and how we left our cousins, the great apes, behind: a tale of neurons and calories, and cooking. Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The human brain uses 25% of all the energy the body requires each day. And it became enormous in a very short amount of time in evolution, allowing us to leave our cousins, the great apes, behind. So the human brain is special, right? Wrong, according to Suzana Herculano-Houzel. Humans have developed cognitive abilities that outstrip those of all other animals, but not because we are evolutionary outliers. The human brain was not singled out to become amazing in its own exclusive way, and it never stopped being a primate brain. If we are not an exception to the rules of evolution, then what is the source of the human advantage? Herculano-Houzel shows that it is not the size of our brain that matters but the fact that we have more neurons in the cerebral cortex than any other animal, thanks to our ancestors' invention, some 1.5 million years ago, of a more efficient way to obtain calories: cooking. Because we are primates, ingesting more calories in less time made possible the rapid acquisition of a huge number of neurons in the still fairly small cerebral cortex—the part of the brain responsible for finding patterns, reasoning, developing technology, and passing it on through culture. Herculano-Houzel shows us how she came to these conclusions—making “brain soup” to determine the number of neurons in the brain, for example, and bringing animal brains in a suitcase through customs. The Human Advantage is an engaging and original look at how we became remarkable without ever being special.

Sons of the Prophet Book

Sons of the Prophet


  • Author : Stephen Karam
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN 10 : 0822225972

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Sons of the Prophet Excerpt :

THE STORY: If to live is to suffer, then Joseph Douaihy is more alive than most. With unexplained chronic pain and the fate of his reeling family on his shoulders, Joseph's health, sanity, and insurance premium are on the line. In an age when moder

The Human Origins Book

The Human Origins


  • Author : Valentin Matcas
  • Publisher : Valentin Leonard Matcas
  • Release Date : 2022-11-29
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9781370947133

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The Human Origins Excerpt :

There is more to the human origins, development, intelligence, and civilization than the epic debate Creationism versus Evolution, simply because there is more to the human condition than what authorities and ideologies determine you to accept today. Therefore, when you study the human origins, you have to expand your research beyond the moment when the first humans detached themselves from the firmament or previous species, since there are other significant events in Humanity’s lifespan and achievement defining its timeline. You have to study everything, otherwise you risk understanding these significant events only from simplistic empirical or ideological perspectives, and so you end up learning what you already know while following the crowd throughout unending debates. What you want to learn is the truth, since you are already familiar with all theories, beliefs, and debates regarding the human origins. When you seek to understand the human origins, you seek to understand the origins of life, the nature and origins of this world we call Reality, the nature of the human higher self and intelligence, the origins and debut of human consciousness and intelligent thinking, along with all details related to the Creator of this world, to Life, and to Humankind. While it is relevant to know how all these affect you personally, how they affect your family, your genetic line, and your nation, how your family and genetic line originate, where and how it happened, under what circumstances, and with what status and privileges for you, for your family, for your nation and for the humankind, and this is exactly what we cover throughout this book, in all details and from all perspectives. This book studies the human origins, along with the origins of life, human intelligence, human species, human development, human society, human current civilization and various past civilizations of Earth, integrating humans, their origins, and their original conditions in an elaborate compr

The Human Zoo Book

The Human Zoo


  • Author : Desmond Morris
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-07-02
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409020622

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The Human Zoo Excerpt :

A must-read for anyone who has ever wondered why people do what they do, from the popular author of The Naked Ape. This study concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behaviour of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living. ‘Compelling and absorbing...Morris is concerned with the tension between our biology and our culture, as it is expressed in power, sex, status and war games’ New York Times

The Humans Who Went Extinct Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Humans Who Went Extinct


  • Author : Clive Finlayson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-11
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199239191

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The Humans Who Went Extinct Excerpt :

Originally published in hardcover: Oxford; New York: Oxford Universtiy Press, 2009.

After the Human Book

After the Human


  • Author : Sherryl Vint
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108836661

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After the Human Excerpt :

It showcases how posthumanism has transformed the humanities and what new work is now possible in light of this unsettling.