SuperFreakonomics : Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitiutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (Hardcover)

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The highly anticipated, explosive follow-up to the blockbuster "Freakonomics" offers another groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist.


Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060889579
SKU 211279820
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0060889578
Release Date 10/20/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
"In SUPERFREAKONOMICS, the follow-up to their 4-million-selling Freakonomics, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have fired yet another provocative salvo at conventional wisdom....The results are, expectedly, fascinating....SUPERFREAKONOMICS' 220 pages are breezy and casual, its musings perfect for cocktail-party fodder. An afternoon with Levitt and Dubner's book will transform you into the most interesting person in the room that evening."
"SUPERFREAKONOMICS is, like the first book, written in a sprightly, easy-to-digest manner. A reasonably quick reader could finish the book on a coast-to-coast flight, with time left to watch a movie. But the feeling at the end is about the same as the one after reading a Dan Brown novel or eating a bag of Cheetos. You finished the whole thing but didn't walk away feeling particularly proud of yourself."
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Editors Note In a follow-up to the best-seller Freakonomics, the authors offer a new analysis that is bigger, more provocative, and sure to challenge the way readers think all over again. 750,000 first printing.
Annotation In 2005, eccentric economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner freaked out everyone with their mega-bestselling publishing phenom FREAKONOMICS, wherein they mapped the startling connection between the Roe v. Wade decision and the plummeting crime rate of the 1990s and showed the shared motives of sumo wrestlers and bagel thieves. This even freakier follow-up is filled with more unexpected answers to inquiries that no one else dares to address, as Levitt and Dubner continue to lucidly illuminate the hidden relations between seemingly disparate people and events. They combine their innovative intellects to analyze a range of fascinating social statistics in order to reveal the underlying patterns of behavior which are hidden in the charts and graphs. Why does chemotherapy continue to be routinely prescribed, despite its deleterious effects? What can capuchin monkeys teach us about our spending habits? What's the connection between prostitutes and Santa Claus (ho-ho-ho)? The astonishing answers to these questions and many, many more can only be found in SUPERFREAKONOMICS.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 19
Number of Pages 0288
Publisher William Morrow & Company

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