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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date September 25, 2012
Pages 802
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780143122012
ISBN-10 0143122010
Dimensions 1.75 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.75 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: “If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read."
—Bill Gates (May, 2017)

A provocative history of violence—from the New York Times bestselling author of The Stuff of Thought, The Blank Slate, and Enlightenment Now.

Believe it or not, today we may be living in the most peaceful moment in our species' existence. In his gripping and controversial new work, New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows that despite the ceaseless news about war, crime, and terrorism, violence has actually been in decline over long stretches of history. Exploding myths about humankind's inherent violence and the curse of modernity, this ambitious book continues Pinker's exploration of the essence of human nature, mixing psychology and history to provide a remarkable picture of an increasingly enlightened world.



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Hardcover
from Viking Pr (October 4, 2011)
9780670022953 | details & prices | 802 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.60 lbs | List price $40.00
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (September 25, 2012)
9780143122012 | details & prices | 802 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $20.00
About: “If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read.
CD/Spoken Word
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With Arthur Morey (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (October 4, 2011)
9781455839568 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.00 × 2.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $49.99
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With Arthur Morey (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (October 4, 2011)
9781455839582 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $34.99
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