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By Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (narrator), Steven Pinker (narrator) and Oliver Wyman (narrator)

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9781522697305 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 26, 2016), cover price $9.99

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An examination of the human ability to use language by an MIT professor traces the history and evolution of the English language, the theories of Noam Chomsky, and the way children learn to use language

Hardcover:

9780465072699 | Perseus Books, September 1, 1999, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: An examination of the human ability to use language by an MIT professor traces the history and evolution of the English language, the theories of Noam Chomsky, and the way children learn to use language

Paperback:

9780465072705 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, July 14, 2015), cover price $17.99
9780060958404 | Reprint edition (Perennial, November 1, 2000), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: An examination of the human ability to use language by an MIT professor traces the history and evolution of the English language, the theories of Noam Chomsky, the way children learn to use language, and much more.

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9781501261053 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, August 4, 2015), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: “Deliciously erudite.
9781501261046 | Com/cdr un edition (Brilliance Audio, August 4, 2015), cover price $24.99

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Hardcover:

9780670025855, titled "The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century!" | Viking Pr, September 30, 2014, cover price $27.95
9781846145506, titled "The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century!" | Gardners Books, September 4, 2014, cover price $30.85

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9780143127796 | Penguin USA, September 22, 2015, cover price $17.00

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9780435290238, titled "Finding Out: Level 1" | Delta Systems Co Inc, October 1, 1991, cover price $7.13 | also contains Finding Out: Level 1

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Hardcover:

9780199328741 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 25, 2013, cover price $31.95

Paperback:

9780190259280 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2015), cover price $19.95

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In a study of the nature versus nurture debate, one of the world's foremost experts on language and the mind explores the modern self-denial of our basic human natures.

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9780670031511 | Viking Pr, September 1, 2002, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: In a study of the nature versus nurture debate, one of the world's foremost experts on language and the mind explores the modern self-denial of our basic human natures.

Paperback:

9780142003343 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, August 1, 2003), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: In a study of the nature versus nurture debate, one of the world's foremost experts on language and the mind explores the modern self-denial of our basic human natures.

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9781480563254 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, March 11, 2014), cover price $19.99
9781480561373 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, March 11, 2014), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Our conceptions of human nature affect every aspect of our lives, from the way we raise our children to the political movements we embrace.

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Hardcover:

9780262161114 | Mit Pr, June 1, 1989, cover price $52.00

Paperback:

9780262518406 | New edition (Mit Pr, May 24, 2013), cover price $39.00
9780262660730 | Reprint edition (Bradford Books, August 28, 1991), cover price $10.75

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Product Description: “An amusing (really) account of the murderous ways of despots, slave traders, blundering royals, gladiators and assorted hordes.”―New York Times Evangelists of human progress meet their opposite in Matthew White’s epic examination of history’s one hundred most violent events, or, in White’s piquant phrasing, “the numbers that people want to argue about...read more
By Steven Pinker (foreword by)

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9780393345230 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, May 13, 2013), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: “An amusing (really) account of the murderous ways of despots, slave traders, blundering royals, gladiators and assorted hordes.

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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, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker shows that the world of the past was much worse. In fact, we may be living in the most peaceable era yet.Evidence of a bloody history has always been around us: the genocides in the Old Testament and crucifixions in the New; the gory mutilations in Shakespeare and Grimm; the British monarchs who beheaded their relatives and the American founders who dueled with their rivals.Now the decline in these brutal practices can be quantified. Tribal warfare was nine times as deadly as war and genocide in the 20th century. The murder rate in medieval Europe was more than thirty times what it is today. Slavery, sadistic punishments, and frivolous executions were unexceptionable features of life for millennia, then were suddenly abolished. Wars between developed countries have vanished, and even in the developing world, wars kill a fraction of the numbers they did a few decades ago. Rape, hate crimes, deadly riots, child abuse―all substantially down.How could this have happened, if human nature has not changed? Pinker argues that the key to explaining the decline of violence is to understand the inner demons that incline us toward violence and the better angels that steer us away. Thanks to the spread of government, literacy, trade, and cosmopolitanism, we increasingly control our impulses, empathize with others, debunk toxic ideologies, and deploy our powers of reason to reduce the temptations of violence.Pinker will force you to rethink your deepest beliefs about progress, modernity, and human nature. This gripping audiobook is sure to be among the most debated of the century so far.

Hardcover:

9780670022953 | Viking Pr, October 4, 2011, cover price $40.00

Paperback:

9780143122012 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, September 25, 2012), cover price $20.00

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9781455839568 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, October 4, 2011), cover price $49.99
9781455839582 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, October 4, 2011), cover price $34.99 | About this edition: We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?

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9781455839698, titled "The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language, Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, December 6, 2011), cover price $84.97
9781455839711, titled "The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language: Library Edition" | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, December 6, 2011), cover price $39.97

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In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational―and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? How the Mind Works synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life. This new edition of Pinker’s bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.“Undeniably brilliant.” ―Newsday“Big, brash, and a lot of fun.” ―Time“Hugely entertaining…always sparkling and provoking.” ―Wall Street Journal“Witty popular science that you enjoy reading for the writing as well as for the science.” ―New York Times Book Review
By Mel Foster (narrator) and Steven Pinker

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9781455839643 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, November 8, 2011), cover price $84.97
9781455839667 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, November 8, 2011), cover price $39.97 | About this edition: In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind.

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9781455839575, titled "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Library Edition" | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, October 4, 2011), cover price $99.97
9781455839599, titled "The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Library Edition" | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, October 4, 2011), cover price $49.97

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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.

Hardcover:

9780670063277 | 1 edition (Viking Pr, September 11, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: 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:

9780143114246 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, August 26, 2008), cover price $18.00

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The Pulitzer Prize finalist author of The Blank Slate presents an accessible study of the relationship between language and human nature, explaining how everything from swearing and innuendo to prepositions and baby names reveal facts about key human concepts, emotions, and relationships. Simultaneous.
By Dean Olsher (narrator) and Steven Pinker

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9780143142584 | Abridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, September 11, 2007), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: 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.

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A collection of essays by some of the world's leading scientists describes ideas and advances that could have devastating repercussions in terms of both their use and philosophical implications, ranging from using medication to change personality to examining a universe in which we are completely alone. Original. 40,000 first printing.
By John Brockman (editor), Richard Dawkins (other contributor) and Steven Pinker (introduced by)

Paperback:

9780061214950 | Perennial, March 1, 2007, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A collection of essays by some of the world's leading scientists describes ideas and advances that could have devastating repercussions in terms of both their use and philosophical implications, ranging from using medication to change personality to examining a universe in which we are completely alone.

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The latest anthology of the finest science writing is edited by the best-selling author of How the Mind Works and features an eclectic array of works by notable authors--including Gregg Easterbrook, Atul Gawande, Peggy Orenstein, Jonathan Rauch, Chet Raymo, and Nicholas Wade--on everything from the origins of the universe to the latest advances in artificial intelligence.
By Steven Pinker (editor)

Hardcover:

9780618246977 | Houghton Mifflin, October 14, 2004, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

Paperback:

9780618246984 | Mariner Books, October 14, 2004, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

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Product Description: La concepción que podamos tener de la naturaleza humana afecta a todos los aspectos de nuestra vida, desde la forma en que educamos a nuestros hijos hasta las ideas políticas que defendemos. Sin embargo, en un momento en que la ciencia está avanzando espectacularmente en estos temas, muchas personas se muestran hostiles al respecto...read more

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9788449314896, titled "La tabla rasa / The Blank Slate" | Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, December 1, 2003, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: La concepción que podamos tener de la naturaleza humana afecta a todos los aspectos de nuestra vida, desde la forma en que educamos a nuestros hijos hasta las ideas políticas que defendemos.

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Product Description: In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational—and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? How the Mind Works synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life...read more

Hardcover:

9780393045352 | W W Norton & Co Inc, October 1, 1997, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A prominent cognitive scientist explains how the brain evolved to store and use information, allowing our ancestors to control their environment, and why we think and act as we do

Paperback:

9780140244915 | New edition (Gardners Books, February 4, 1999), cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Why do memories fade?
9780393318487 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1999), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A prominent cognitive scientist explains how the brain evolved to store and use information, allowing our ancestors to control their environment, and why we think and act as we do

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9781469228419 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, September 25, 2012), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind.
9781455839636 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, November 8, 2011), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind.
9781455839650 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, November 8, 2011), cover price $24.99

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781879557505 | Abridged edition (Audio Scholar, January 1, 2000), cover price $24.95

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In this influential study, Steven Pinker develops a new approach to the problem of language learning. Now reprinted with new commentary by the author, this classic work continues to be an indispensable resource in developmental psycholinguistics.

Hardcover:

9780674510548 | Harvard Univ Pr, October 31, 1984, cover price $32.50

Paperback:

9780674510531 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, February 1, 1996), cover price $25.50
9780674510555 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, April 1, 1987), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In this influential study, Steven Pinker develops a new approach to the problem of language learning.

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