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Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization Hardcover – 14 December 2021

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Prof Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialising in World History. Sapiens- A Brief History of Humankind has become an international phenomenon attracting a legion of fans from Bill Gates and Barack Obama to Chris Evans and Jarvis Cocker, and is published in sixty languages worldwide. It was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and was in the Top Ten for over nine months in paperback. His follow-up to Sapiens, Homo Deus- A Brief History of Tomorrow was also a Top Ten Bestseller and was described by the Guardian as 'even more readable, even more important, than his excellent Sapiens'. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, was a Number One Bestseller and was described by Bill Gates as 'fascinating' and 'crucial'. Harari worked closely with renowned comics illustrator Daniel Casanave and co-writer David Vandermeulen to create his latest book, an adaptation of his first bestseller, Sapiens Graphic Novel- Volume 1.




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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ JONATHAN CAPE & BH - TRADE (14 December 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1787333760
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1787333765
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 14 years and up
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 21 x 2.8 x 28.3 cm
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Prof. Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His books have been translated into 65 languages, with 40 million copies sold worldwide. 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' (2014) looked deep into our past, 'Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow' (2016) considered far-future scenarios, and '21 Lessons for the 21st Century' (2018) zoomed in on the biggest questions of the present moment. 'Sapiens: A Graphic History' (launched in 2020) is a radical adaptation of 'Sapiens' into a graphic novel series, which Harari created and co-wrote in collaboration with comics artists David Vandermeulen (co-writer) and Daniel Casanave (illustrator).

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I would like to start off by saying I am a huge fan. I have purchased three of the main books and two of the illustrated books. So if memory serves me right I have read all the books. And it has been a great pleasure .

Regarding this book, I appreciate the efforts taken to deal with hierarchies, Slavery, racism and discrimination. However I feel the arguments proposed regarding slavery and how they bolstered hierarchies are some what halfbaked.

In a nutshell the three arguments are. Europeans established the transatlantic slave trade because Arabs and Africans were participating in the slavery already. Since they were participating in the slavery already it was (Convenient) not the word he used, to follow suit for economic prosperity.
The second argument which bolsters the first argument is that, European explorers, so-called explorers had already established safe navigable routes. So It follows that the path was laid out as it was closer to transport African slaves from the coast of Africa to New lands in Brazil and the Americas.
The last argument states that, Africans had proven immune to tropical diseases, So (conveniently) not the word used, would prove to be the suitable tools for their new Prosperous nations.

Now I don’t know whether this was a objective fact or subjective opinion, or some what in the middle as the previous chapter myths of men introduced a new keyword - intersubjective reality. If so, In conclusion why we have slavery and racism is because of fiction – stories that white Europeans created. I feel this is below satisfactory to say the very least as an argument.
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