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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Steven Pinker

What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? In this book about the modern art of writing, the author shows us why we all need a sense of style.

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Steven Pinker

What is the secret of good prose? Does writing well even matter in an age of instant communication? Should we care? In this book about the modern art of writing, the author shows us why we all need a sense of style.

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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker

Recently many people have assumed that we are shaped by our environment: a blank slate waiting to be inscribed by upbringing and culture, with innate abilities playing little part. This title shows that this view denies the heart...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and its Causes
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and its Causes

Steven Pinker

Can violence really have declined? The images of conflict we see daily on our screens from around the world suggest this is an almost obscene claim to be making. In this title, the author shows violence within and between...

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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

Steven Pinker

Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do fools fall in love? Why do people believe in ghosts? How do we recognize a face? This title explores every aspect of our brains, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but...

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The Language Instinct
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The Language Instinct

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct propelled him to worldwide fame in 1994. His groundbreaking book's premise - that language is instinctual rather than acquired - so shook the foundations of biological science that the...

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 Special priceThe Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence in History and Its Causes

Steven Pinker

Reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. This title argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people. It shows how...

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Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure
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Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure

Steven Pinker

In tackling a learning paradox that has challenged scholars for more than a decade, Pinker synthesizes a vast literature in linguistics and psycholinguistics and outlines explicit theories of the mental representation, learning,...

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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature
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Language, Cognition, and Human Nature

Steven Pinker

Collects for the first time Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker is a highly eminent cognitive scientist, and these essays emphasize the importance of language and its connections to...

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Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History
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Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

Matthew White, S. Pinker, Steven Pinker

Originally published under the title The great big book of horrible things: the definitive chronicle of history's 100 worst atrocities --Title page verso.

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The Stuff of Thought:: Language as a Window into Human Nature
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The Stuff of Thought:: Language as a Window into Human Nature

Steven Pinker

Why do so many swear words involve topics like sex, bodily functions or the divine? Why do some children's names thrive while others fall out of favour? Why do we threaten and bribe and seduce in such elaborate, often comical...

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The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind
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The Language Instinct: The New Science of Language and Mind

Steven Pinker

How do we 'know' how to speak? In this book, the author shows how language is part of our genetic inheritance rather than a cultural creation. It destroys myths about language - that children learn to talk by copying their...

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Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure
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Learnability and Cognition: The Acquisition of Argument Structure

Steven Pinker

In tackling a learning paradox - how children acquire argument structure - the author synthesizes literature in the fields of linguistics and psycholinguistics, and outlines explicit theories of the mental representation, the...

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Visual Cognition
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Visual Cognition

Steven Pinker

These essays tackle some of the central issues in visual cognition, presenting experimental techniques from cognitive psychology, new ways of modeling cognitive processes on computers from artificial intelligence, and new ways of...

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Steven Pinker

Steve Pinker discusses the idea that language is an instinct, as innate to us as flying is to geese. This book covers the biological origin, acquisition by children and the grammatical structure of human language.

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting...

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Mel Foster

Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do fools fall in love? Why do people believe in ghosts? How do we recognize a face? This title explores every aspect of our brains, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but...

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

In this extremely valuable book, very informative, and very well written (Noam Chomsky), one of the greatest thinkers in the field of linguistics explains how language works--how people, ny making noises with their mouths, can...

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Connections and Symbols
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Connections and Symbols

Steven Pinker, Jacques Mehler

Connections and Symbols provides the first systematic analysis of the explosive new field of Connectionism that is challenging the basic tenets of cognitive science.

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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature
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The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

New York Times -bestselling author Pinker marries two of the subjects he knows best: language and human nature. The result is a fascinating look at how words explain human nature.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the...

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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Mel Foster

Why do we laugh? What makes memories fade? Why do fools fall in love? Why do people believe in ghosts? How do we recognize a face? This title explores every aspect of our brains, showing that our minds are not a mystery, but...

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