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Sapiens: A Graphic History
The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)
By (author): Yuval Noah Harari Adapted by: David Vandermeulen Illustrated by: Daniel Casanave
9780771038747 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / General Oct 27, 2020
$29.99 CAD
Active 8.13 x 10.83 x 0.78 in | 1.91 lb 248 pages McClelland & Stewart Signal
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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 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.

WHEN YUVAL TALKS, THE WORLD LISTENS: Yuval Harari has sold over 23 million books world-wide, and Sapiens is widely recognized as a publishing phenomenon. It was recommended by Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg, and many others, has been translated into over 50 languages, and has topped bestseller lists ever since its publication.

A NEW FORMAT FOR A WIDER REACH: The graphic format will be a must for the hundreds of thousands of Canadians who bought Sapiens in its various formats, as well as appeal to a whole new (younger, etc.) audience who may have been put off by the size and seriousness of the original.

WELL-REGARDED PARTNERS: This edition is being co-created with renowned graphic novel artists David Vandermeulen (co-writer) and Daniel Casanave, and originated by Yuval’s French publisher, Albin Michel.

LAUNCH OF AN AMBITIOUS PROJECT: This is the first of a possible 4-volume series, each book to be published a year apart.

Professor YUVAL NOAH HARARI is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, which have sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and been translated into 60 languages. Born in Haifa, Israel in 1976, Harari received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in 2002, and is currently a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Harari lectures around the world on the topics explored in his books and articles and has written for publications such as The Guardian, Financial Times, New York Times, The Times, The Economist, and Nature magazine. He also offers his knowledge and time to various organizations and audiences on a voluntary basis.

Author Residence: Tel Aviv, Israel

Author Hometown: Haifa, Israel

DAVID VANDERMEULEN is a Belgian author and illustrator based in Brussels.DANIEL CASANAVE is a French artist based in Reims.

“Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international best-seller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language. You will love it!”
—Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and SteelCollapse, and The World until Yesterday

“I have just read Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens. It is brilliant. Most likely the best – and I have read very many –on the history of humankind. I have never read anything better. I think it is sad to think of all the people that will not get to read it.”
—Henning Mankell

Sapiens is the sort of book that sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain. Its author, Yuval Noah Harari, is a young Israeli academic and an intellectual acrobat whose logical leaps have you gasping with admiration…Harari’s writing radiates power and clarity.“
The Sunday Times

Sapiens is packed with heretical thinking and surprising facts. This riveting, myth-busting book cannot be summarised in any detail; you will simply have to read it.“
—Financial Times

Sapiens is a starburst of a book, as enjoyable as it is stimulating.“
Sunday Express
 
Sapiens is a fast-paced, witty and challenging romp through 70,000 years of human history…I did love it, and if you are interested in the whole story of humankind, I’m confident that you will love it too."
—Literary Review
 
“Not only is Harari eloquent and humane, he is often wonderfully, mordantly funny…. Sapiens is a brave and bracing look at a species that is mostly in denial about … the crossroads it is rapidly approaching.”
—The Independent

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