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Sapiens : a graphic history. Volume two, The pillars of civilization / creation and co-writing, Yuval Noah Harari ; adaptation and co-writing, David Vandermeulen ; adaptation and illustration, Daniel Casanave ; colors, Claire Champion ; translation and editing, Adriana Hunter.

Harari, Yuval N., (author,, creator.). Vandermeulen, David, 1968- (author,, adapter.). Casanave, Daniel, (illustrator,, adapter.). Champion, Claire (Colorist), (colourist.). Hunter, Adriana, (translator.). Harari, Yuval N. Graphic novel adaptation of (work): Ḳitsur toldot ha-enoshut. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780063212220
  • ISBN: 0063212226
  • ISBN: 9780063212237
  • ISBN: 0063212234
  • Physical Description: 252 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Graphic novel adaptation of Sapiens: a brief history of humankind by Yuval N. Harari.
"First published in Hebrew in 2011 by Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan, Dvir."--Title page verso.
"Sapienship Storytelling"--Page [4] of cover.
Summary, etc.:
In the second "Sapiens" volume, Yuval Noah Harari 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. 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, and the story of urbanization is told as a travel brochure offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China.
Language Note:
Text in English, translated from the French (original work in Hebrew).
Subject: Civilization > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Human beings > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
World history > Comic books, strips, etc.
Chronology, Historical > Comic books, strips, etc.
Technology and civilization > History > Comic books, strips, etc.
Civilization > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novel adaptations.
Historical comics.
Nonfiction comics.

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