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What do we really need to know in today’s world? In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment

**FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**

Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.

How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?

Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today’s most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

Reviews

The great thinker of our age.

The Times

I’m predicting that 21 Lessons for the 21st Century will complete a Harari hat-trick of classics… The clarity of Harari's vision is astonishing... thanks to him, the world makes better sense to many more of us.

Bookseller *Book of the Month*

Truly mind-expanding… Ultra-topical… Harari’s big selling point [is] the ambition and breadth of his work, smashing together unexpected ideas into dazzling observations.

Guardian

There is surely no one alive who is better at explaining our world than Yuval Noah Harari - he is the lecturer we all wish we’d had at university. Reading this book, I must have interrupted my partner a hundred times to pass on fascinating things I’d just read. Harari has done it again - 21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book.

Adam Kay

More comprehensible [than Sapiens and Homo Deus]... showing you things you thought you knew about in a completely new way… I find Harari’s writing exhilarating.

Radio Times

Harari’s genius at weaving together insights from different disciplines, ranging from ancient history to neuroscience to philosophy to artificial intelligence, has enabled him to respond to the clamour to understand where we have come from and where we might be heading… 21 Lessons is lit up by flashes of intellectual adventure and literary verve.

John Thornhill, Financial Times

Intelligent, lucid and refreshingly unpretentious.

DesignCurial

Harari thrills his readers because he addresses the biggest possible topics with confidence and brio. Compared with the subjects he tackles, anything else we might read looks piffling and parochial.

Evening Standard

Harari’s latest epic study covers Brexit, fake news and welfare in terms so lucid your own IQ immediately leaps.

Evening Standard

Modern life can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, Yuval Noah Harari's new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, is on hand to guide us through it. Poolside reading with purpose.

Elle

[Harari’s] purpose is to reveal the hard-learned lessons we have all already encountered this century… the persuasiveness of Harari’s philosophical analysis, and the engaging quality of his writing, is hard to deny.

Esquire

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  • Hardback

    9781787330672

    September 15, 2018

    Jonathan Cape

    RRP $48.00

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781787330870

    September 3, 2018

    Jonathan Cape

    RRP $38.00

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  • EBook

    9781473554719

    August 30, 2018

    Vintage Digital

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All you need to know about Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari's upcoming new book 21 Lessons for the 21st century, which covers today's urgent issues from terrorism to fake news.

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