The Stuff of Thought: Language As a Window into Human Nature (Paperback)

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    Steven Pinker is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books, he has been named one ofTime's 100 Most Influential People in the World Today and Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers.

    This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language

    Bestselling author Steven Pinker possesses that rare combination of scientific aptitude and verbal eloquence that enables him to provide lucid explanations of deep and powerful ideas. His previous books?including the Pulitzer Prize finalistThe Blank Slate?have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today?s most important popular science writers. InThe Stuff of Thought, Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. Considering scientific questions with examples from everyday life,The Stuff of Thought is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable work that will appeal to fans of everything fromThe Selfish Gene and Blink to Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

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    ISBN 9780143114246
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 499
    Publisher Date 2008-08-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2008
    Unit weight 0.94 lb
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Language English
    Subtitle Language As a Window into Human Nature
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Pinker, Steven
    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    Country of Origin United States
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