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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker

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 Special priceThe 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 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? This book tells about the modern art of writing, and shows us why we all need a sense of style.

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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

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: A History of Violence and Humanity
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and Humanity

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

In this follow-up to The Language Instinct , the author extends the Darwinian cognitive approach of his previous book to the mind in general, covering its aspects from vision, memory and consciousness to humour, fear, lust and...

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Words And Rules
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Words And Rules

Steven Pinker

An account of how language actually works.

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Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?
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Do Humankind’s Best Days Lie Ahead?

Steven Pinker, Matt Ridley, Alain de Botton, Malcolm Gladwell

In a world driven by technology and ever-closer global networks, is humanity approaching a Golden Age, or is the notion of progress an illusion born in the West?

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36 Arguments for the Existence of God
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36 Arguments for the Existence of God

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Steven Pinker, Oliver Wyman

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

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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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 Sense of Style
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The Sense of Style

Steven Pinker

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style,...

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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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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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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker (Northwestern University Illinois)

An assessment of the human condition in the twenty-first century presents data demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise throughout the world because of the...

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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

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

Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on language and the workings of the mind, Pulitzer Prize finalist Pinker has undertaken the most ambitious and controversial work of his career--a brilliant reexamination...

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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 (Harvard University)

This classic study of the development of the human language explains how language works, how it is learned, how it has evolved, and argues that language is a biological function.

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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 (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, Includes Bonus Disc
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Includes Bonus Disc

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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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Steven Pinker (Northwestern University Illinois), Arthur Morey

Includes a bonus PDF with charts and graphs.

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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, Library Edition
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The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, Library Edition

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

Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

This classic study of the development of the human language explains how language works, how it is learned, how it has evolved, and argues that language is a biological function.

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How the Mind Works
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How the Mind Works

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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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language

Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Includes Bonus Disc
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Includes Bonus Disc

Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

Accompanying PDF file includes a reference guide.

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language
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Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language

Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Arthur Morey

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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Steven Pinker

A former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what the vast, instantly available amounts of information from the Internet can reveal about human civilization and society.

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Words and Rules: The Ingredients Of Language
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Words and Rules: The Ingredients Of Language

Steven Pinker

In Words and Rules, Steven Pinker answers questions about the miraculous human ability called language, and does it in the gripping, witty style of his other bestsellers. Here Pinker explains the myst

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36 Arguments for the Existence of God
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36 Arguments for the Existence of God

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, Steven Pinker, Oliver Wyman

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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004

Tim Folger, Steven Pinker (Northwestern University Illinois)

Bestselling author and staff writer for The New Yorker Groopman edits this year's volume of the finest science and nature writing. Contributors include Walter Kirn, Ron Rosenbaum, Jeffrey Toobin, and Oliver Sacks.

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A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow
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A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow

Joshua S. Goldstein, Staffan A. Qvist, Steven Pinker

The first book ever to offer a proven, fast, inexpensive, practical approach to permanently cutting greenhouse gas emissions: increasing our commitment to both renewable and nuclear energy, together.

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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain Lib/E: A Life in Neuroscience
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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain Lib/E: A Life in Neuroscience

Director Michael S Gazzaniga (Institute of Psychiatry), Steven Pinker (Northwestern University Illinois), Heller (Stanford University)

InTales from Both Sides of the Brain, Michael Gazzaniga, called the father of cognitive neuroscience, explores his groundbreaking work on the right and left brain.

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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain Lib/E: A Life in Neuroscience
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Tales from Both Sides of the Brain Lib/E: A Life in Neuroscience

Director Michael S Gazzaniga (Institute of Psychiatry), Steven Pinker (Northwestern University Illinois), Heller (Stanford University)

InTales from Both Sides of the Brain, Michael Gazzaniga, called the father of cognitive neuroscience, explores his groundbreaking work on the right and left brain.

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How the Mind Works: Library Edition
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How the Mind Works: Library Edition

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

Steven Pinker (Harvard University), Victor Bevine

Widely acknowledged as one of the world's leading experts on language and the workings of the mind, Pulitzer Prize finalist Pinker has undertaken the most ambitious and controversial work of his career--a brilliant reexamination...

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What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable
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What Is Your Dangerous Idea?: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable

John Brockman, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker (Harvard University)

The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives-for better .

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Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships
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Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships

Alan Page Fiske, Tage Shakti Rai, Steven Pinker

Why do people hurt and kill others, or themselves? This provocative book argues that people mostly commit violence because they feel that it is the morally right thing to do. Virtuous Violence shows how human nature, culture, and...

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Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships
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Virtuous Violence: Hurting and Killing to Create, Sustain, End, and Honor Social Relationships

Alan Page Fiske, Tage Shakti Rai, Steven Pinker

Why do people hurt and kill others, or themselves? This provocative book argues that people mostly commit violence because they feel that it is the morally right thing to do. Virtuous Violence shows how human nature, culture, and...

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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Tim Andres Pabon, Steven Pinker

A former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what the vast, instantly available amounts of information from the Internet can reveal about human civilization and society.

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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Tim Andres Pabon, Steven Pinker

A former Google data scientist presents an insider's look at what the vast, instantly available amounts of information from the Internet can reveal about human civilization and society.

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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are
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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us about Who We Really Are

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, Tim Andres Pabon, Steven Pinker

Big data, new data, and what the Internet can tell us about who we really are --Container.

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