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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Origins of Humankind

The Origins of Humankind

  • Author: Stephen Tomkins
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521466769
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 136
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The text starts explaining the theory of evolution and further chapters discuss the human journey.

So You Think You're Human?

So You Think You're Human?

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Felipe Fernández-Armesto
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 9780199691289
  • Category: Human beings
  • Page: 190
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You think you're human. But what does that mean? How can humanity be defined? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto takes us on an enlightening and provocative journey through the history of humankind to reveal the challenges to our most fundamental belief - that we are, and have always been, human. Fernandez-Armesto investigates advances in artificial intelligence and genetics, and asks what these mean for the future of human values, human rights, and the defence of human dignity. The book illustrates how our concept of humankind has changed over time and how our current understanding of this has been shaken by new challenges from science and philosophy.

Sapiens

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 144819069X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 512
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THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER Fire gave us power. Farming made us hungry for more. Money gave us purpose. Science made us deadly. This is the thrilling account of our extraordinary history – from insignificant apes to rulers of the world. Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it: us. In this bold and provocative book, Yuval Noah Harari explores who we are, how we got here and where we’re going. ‘I would recommend Sapiens to anyone who’s interested in the history and future of our species’ Bill Gates

Lucy

Lucy

The Beginnings of Humankind

  • Author: Donald Johanson,Maitland Edey,Maitland Armstrong Edey
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671724991
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 416
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Johanson, the discoverer, in 1974, of "Lucy"--the oldest skelton of an erect-walking human yet found--reports the story of his internationally acclaimed find

Evolutionary Epistemology and its Implications for Humankind

Evolutionary Epistemology and its Implications for Humankind

  • Author: Franz M. Wuketits
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791402856
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 262
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This books aims to outline the scientific (biological) foundations of evolutionary epistemology, and to discuss its implications for humankind. Wuketits covers all aspects of evolutionary epistemology, including its empirical foundations and its philosophical and anthropological consequences, providng an accessible introduction with a minimum of jargon.

Humankind

Humankind

  • Author: Yoshio Komatsu,Eiko Komatsu
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith
  • ISBN: 9781586858254
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 472
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A photographic celebration of the commonalities that exist among all the peoples of the earth, illustrating what ties us all together. We all laugh, love, cry, and need.

On the Uniqueness of Humankind

On the Uniqueness of Humankind

  • Author: Hans-Rainer Duncker,K. Prieß
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540271716
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 124
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Biological and philosophical anthropologies of the 20th century keep emphasising the "Sonderstellung" of humans among the realm of living beings. However, it is not clear how this particular role should be characterised, how it should be reconciled with biological findings, and which theoretical and practical conclusions should be drawn from it. Partly in opposition to these anthropological views on humankind biological disciplines underline the extensive similarities and common characteristics between humans and other species. Apparently, these biological findings concur with the criticism of anthropocentrism, which is expressed in Western philosophy of nature and by ethicists. To discuss these issues the Europäische Akademie organized the conference "The Uniqueness of Humankind – Über die Sonderstellung des Menschen". The proceedings of the conference documented in this volume approached the theoretical and practical concept of the "Sonderstellung" against the background of present day knowledge in biosciences. Furthermore, by interdisciplinary efforts, an attempt was made to clarify those conceptual problems that arise with the idea of the uniqueness of humankind. The present volume partly takes up and further develops topics that have been raised by volume 15, On Human Nature, that was published in this series in 2002.

Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

  • Author: Alexander H. Harcourt
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1605987859
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 368
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An innovative and illuminating look at how the evolution of the human species has been shaped by the world around us, from anatomy and physiology, to cultural diversity and population density. Where did the human species originate? Why are tropical peoples much more diverse than those at polar latitudes? Why can only Japanese peoples digest seaweed? How are darker skin, sunlight, and fertility related? Did Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens ever interbreed? In Humankind, U. C. Davis professor Alexander Harcourt answers these questions and more, as he explains how the expansion of the human species around the globe and our interaction with our environment explains much about why humans differ from one region of the world to another, not only biologically, but culturally. What effects have other species had on the distribution of humans around the world, and we, in turn, on their distribution? And how have human populations affected each other’s geography, even existence? For the first time in a single book, Alexander Harcourt brings these topics together to help us understand why we are, what we are, where we are. It turns out that when one looks at humanity's expansion around the world, and in the biological explanations for our geographic diversity, we humans are often just another primate. Humanity's distribution around the world and the type of organism we are today has been shaped by the same biogeographical forces that shape other species.

The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind

  • Author: David Fleminger
  • Publisher: 30° South Publishers
  • ISBN: 0958489130
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 142
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Let Southbound take you back to where we came from—The Cradle of Humankind in the Magaliesberg region of the Gauteng and North West provinces of South Africa and uncover the myths and intricacies of our species in this delightfully entertaining and informative guide. * Ta-dah! Introducing the ancestral cast- Mrs. Ples (or is that Mr.?), the Taung child, Little Foot … and a host of fossil extras and where they hung out—the caves of Sterkfontein, Kromdraai and Swartkranz * Then digging ‘em all up—Raymond Dart, Robert Broom, Ron Clarke, Lee Burger et al * History of the area and the people, the fauna and flora * Detailed maps, color photographs, route guides * Comprehensive listings for travellers of places to go, things to see, and accommodation

Human Rights for Humankind

Human Rights for Humankind

Sexism

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Civil rights
  • Page: 29
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Half Humankind

Half Humankind

Contexts and Texts of the Controversy about Women in England, 1540-1640

  • Author: Katherine U. Henderson,Barbara F. McManus
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252011740
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 390
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A World Theology

A World Theology

The Central Spiritual Reality of Humankind

  • Author: N. Ross Reat,Edmund F. Perry
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521331593
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 314
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Examining five world religions in order to demonstrate that each is a particular expression of one, common world theology.

User Manual for Literate Human Kind

User Manual for Literate Human Kind

  • Author: J.A. Thomas
  • Publisher: Partridge Publishing
  • ISBN: 1482839288
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 108
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This book contains basics of taking the right decisions in any situations you come across. Basic knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology are required. This book holds the data about education and career selection. This book helps you in understanding the system and promotes development. It helps to eliminate the sufferings of all humankind to a limit. It helps in the drastic boost in the field of technology and equipments. It helps in building unity of the objective among humankind. It helps in protecting the future from the pasts mistakes. It helps you plan your future opportunities to utilize and not waste. It helps in observing the opportunities. In this book, there are many ways of increasing the efficiency of the system. Every civilization or species has a past, present, and future. Its what we have to do in the present that makes the future. This book helps you to filter your thoughts to an angle where everyone wins and no one loses. This book can save you from the wrongs you are about to do. This book also reveals the real objective of all religions and helps you understand your limitations.

The Human Kind

The Human Kind

A Doctor's Stories From The Heart Of Medicine

  • Author: Peter Dorward
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472943910
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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Everyone gets to be a patient sooner or later. Almost everyone has some experience of being misunderstood by doctors; encounters with difficult doctors; of relationships burdened with mutual bafflement, hostility and pain. Every doctor is haunted by memories of difficult relationships with patients, of the decisions made, and the outcomes that followed. People whom, despite all of their patience, persistence, the best communication, diagnostic and reasoning skills, they haven't helped. People for whose unique suffering it seems medicine has nothing to offer. Dr. Peter Dorward explores the many ethical dilemmas that GPs must face every day, to explain why it is that despite vast resources, time, skill and dedication, medicine is so often destined to fail. His recollections include his worst failures and biggest challenges, ranging from the everyday, the tragic, the grotesque, the villainous and the humorous. The Human Kind presents a fresh understanding of the difficult relationship between doctor and patient, and the challenges which both must face.

The Conscience of Humankind

The Conscience of Humankind

Literature and Traumatic Experiences

  • Author: International Comparative Literature Association. Congress,Elrud Ibsch
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042004207
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 423
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The traumatic experiences of persecution and genocide have changed traditional views of literature. The discussion of historical truth versus aesthetic autonomy takes an unexpected turn when confronted with the experiences of the victims of the Holocaust, the Gulag Archipelago, the Cultural Revolution, Apartheid and other crimes against humanity. The question is whether - and, if so, to what extent - literary imagination may depart from historical truth. In general, the first reactions to traumatic historical experiences are autobiographical statements, written by witnesses of the events. However, the second and third generations, the sons and daughters of the victims as well as of the victimizers, tend to free themselves from this generic restriction and claim their own way of remembering the history of their parents and grandparents. They explore their own limits of representation, and feel free to use a variety of genres; they turn to either realist or postmodernist, ironic or grotesque modes of writing.

The Origin of Humankind

The Origin of Humankind

Conference Proceedings of the International Symposium, Venice, 14-15 May 1998

  • Author: Massimiliano Aloisi
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • ISBN: 9781586030308
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 103
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This volume deals with the fascinating topic of the origin of humankind. Some of its important areas - from palaeontology to genetics - have yielded striking contributions. However, it also has aspects that transcend science, and probe deeply into domains that do not pertain to scientific culture proper - such as religion and philosophy. The volume brings together contributions from a group of palaeontologists and geneticists, who present an update of knowledge on the topic; the Out of Africa theory; the demise of the Neanderthal; and the Italian scene.

The Origin Of Humankind

The Origin Of Humankind

  • Author: Richard Leakey
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1780227671
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 192
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A meticulously clear account of how early ape-men of the African savanna developed into fully human beings. Leakey has always been interested in far more than the mere physical features presented by fossils, and here he is particularly concerned with non-tangible human attributes, such as art, language and consciousness itself. Leakey's personal involvement in many of the key discoveries of hominid fossils, and his friendships and rivalries with his fellow fossil hunters, add more than a dash of spice to his narrative. "An outstanding account of our current understanding of human evolution" Sunday Times "An elegant summary of what is currently known about human evolution" Observer