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The Stuff of Thought: Language As a Window into Human Nature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date August 26, 2008
Pages 499
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143114246
ISBN-10 0143114247
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.94 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language from the author of Better Angels of Our Nature and The Sense of Style and Enlightenment Now.

"Curious, inventive, fearless, naughty."
--The New York Times Book Review

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 finalist The Blank Slate - have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today's most important popular science writers. In The 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 from The Selfish Gene and Blink to Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670063277
 
1 edition from Viking Pr (September 11, 2007)
9780670063277 | details & prices | 499 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.66 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Presents a study of the relationship between language and human nature, explaining how everything from swearing and innuendo to prepositions and baby names reveals facts about key human concepts, emotions, and relationships.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (August 26, 2008)
9780143114246 | details & prices | 499 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.94 lbs | List price $18.00
About: This New York Times bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language from the author of Better Angels of Our Nature and The Sense of Style and Enlightenment Now.

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