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The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century! —Pinker, Steven, 1954-

"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 ...

Words and rules : the ingredients of language —Pinker, Steven. 1954-

In Words and Rules, Pinker explains the profound mysteries of language by picking a deceptively single phenomenon and examining it from every angle. The phenomenon - regular and irregular verbs - connects an astonishing ...

Enlightenment now the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress —Pinker, Steven, 1954- author.
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Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instea...

The lottery of birth

Do you shape the world or does the world shape you? Is freedom something we are born with or something we must work to attain? Offering a torrent of mind-expanding ideas and information, 'The lottery of birth' is going t...

Enlightenment now : the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress —Pinker, Steven, 1954- author.

The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, t...

The test and the art of thinking

"The test and the art of thinking traces the history and evolution of the SAT/ACT as a major player on the pathway to higher education in America, and it documents its current power in our culture. In so doing, it strive...

The better angels of our nature the decline of violence in history and its causes —Pinker, Steven, 1954-
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Steven Pinker argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people. He suggests that, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent over millennia and dec...

The better angels of our nature why violence has declined —Pinker, Steven, 1954-

We've all asked, "What is the world coming to?" But we seldom ask, "How bad was the world in the past?" In this startling new book, cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the past was much worse. Evidence of a bloo...

How the mind works —Pinker, Steven, 1954-
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Explores the mind and its cognitive processes in the context of evolutionary theory. By "reverse engineering" modern brain functions - including instincts, reason, memory, and emotions - the author discerns an adaptive m...

This Idea Is Brilliant : Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know —Brockman, John, 1941- author.

Brilliant but overlooked ideas you must know, as revealed by today's most innovative minds What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known? That is the question John Brockman, publisher of the acclaimed sci...

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