Why fans of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari should check out this Canadian nonfiction book
November 12, 2019
The bestselling nonfiction book Sapiens by Israeli academic Yuval Noah Harari looks at the evolutionary history of humankind, from the Stone Age up to the 21st century. It’s a look a Homo sapiens and the human capacity to store and retain information in our memory.
The Next Chapter columnist Victor Dwyer has read Sapiens and he has found a Canadian book that’s a good match: Memory, edited by former PWIAS Director Philippe Tortell (Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences), Wall Scholar Mark Turin (Anthropology), and Wall Associate Margot Young (Peter A. Allard School of Law).
This book, which was published in 2018 by the Peter Wall Institute, brings together essays drawn from a diverse group of contributors who capture different perspectives on the idea of memory in fields ranging from molecular genetics, astrophysics and engineering, to law, Indigenous oral histories, and the natural world.. Order a copy here.
Memory is also available for free through JSTOR via their open access book portal. Each chapter can be read online, downloaded, printed, or shared. Discover diverse perspectives on the idea of memory here.