21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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The audiobook edition of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, read by Derek Perkins.
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In twenty-one bite-sized lessons, Yuval Noah Harari explores what it means to be human in an age of bewilderment.
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?

‘Fascinatingcompelling[Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the 21st century’ Bill Gates, New York Times

‘Truly mind-expanding… Ultra-topical’ Guardian
21 Lessons is, simply put, a crucial book’ Adam Kay

© Yuval Noah Harari 2018 (P) Penguin Audio 2018

Critics Review

  • Truly mind-expandingUltra-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
  • Erudite, illuminating, vivid. [Harari’s] lessons suggest new ways of thinking about current problems… a splendid, sobering, stirring call to arms.

    Sunday Times
  • Fascinatingcompelling[Harari] has teed up a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the 21st century.

    New York Times
  • The great thinker of our age.

    The Times

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