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Product Description: After Cass Seltzers book becomes a surprise best seller, he's dubbed the atheist with a soul and becomes a celebrity. He wins over the stunning Lucinda Mandelbaum, the goddess of game theory, and loses himself in a spiritually expansive infatuation...read more
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 | About this edition: After Cass Seltzers book becomes a surprise best seller, he's dubbed the atheist with a soul and becomes a celebrity.

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Product Description: “Deliciously erudite.” —William Safire, New York Times Magazine“A riveting detective story.” —Chicago TribuneSteven Pinker, author of the landmark bestsellers The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, and The Blank Slate—and one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists—offers an eye-opening explanation of how human beings learn and use language in Words and Rules...read more

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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

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9780465072705 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, July 14, 2015), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Here, Pinker explains the mysteries of language by examining a single phenomenon, regular and irregular verbs, from a dozen vantage points.
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 | About this edition: “Deliciously erudite.

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Product Description: What motivates violence? How can good and compassionate people hurt and kill others or themselves? Why are people much more likely to kill or assault people they know well, rather than strangers? This provocative and radical book shows that people mostly commit violence because they genuinely feel that it is the morally right thing to do...read more
By Steven Pinker (foreword by)

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9781107458918 | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 15, 2014, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: What motivates violence?

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Product Description: Book is in very good condition with a few signs of wear. No writing, highlighting, or tears.
By Morton Ann Gernsbacher (editor), Malcolm Gladwell (foreword by), Steven Pinker (other contributor) and James R. Pomerantz (editor)

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9781464173950 | 2 edition (Worth Pub, December 19, 2014), cover price $29.85 | About this edition: Book is in very good condition with a few signs of wear.

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Product Description:  “Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now...read more

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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 | About this edition: From the author of Enlightenment Now, a short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker.
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 | About this edition: “Charming and erudite .

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9780143127796 | Penguin USA, September 22, 2015, cover price $17.00 | About this edition:  “Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings .

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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 | About this edition: This is part of an American English beginner course for primary-school children, consisting of dialogues, songs, games and puzzle-solving activities.

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Product Description: Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time much of Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker's seminal research explores the workings of language and its connections to cognition, perception, social relationships, child development, human evolution, and theories of human nature...read more

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9780199328741 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 25, 2013, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time much of Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition.

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9780190259280 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2015), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time much of Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition.

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Product Description: Our conceptions of human nature affect every aspect of our lives, from the way we raise our children to the political movements we embrace. Yet just as science is bringing us into a golden age of understanding human nature, many people are hostile to the very idea...read more

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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.

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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 | 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.
9781480561373 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, March 11, 2014), cover price $14.99

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Product Description: A classic book about language acquisition and conceptual structure, with a new preface by the author, "The Secret Life of Verbs."Before Steven Pinker wrote bestsellers on language and human nature, he wrote several technical monographs on language acquisition that have become classics in cognitive science...read more

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9780262161114 | Mit Pr, June 1, 1989, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: In tackling a learning paradox that has challenged scholars for more than a decade, Pinker synthesizes a vast literature in linguistics and psycholinguistics and outlines explicit theories of the mental representation, learning, and development of verb meaning and verb syntax.

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9780262518406 | New edition (Mit Pr, May 24, 2013), cover price $39.00 | About this edition: A classic book about language acquisition and conceptual structure, with a new preface by the author, "The Secret Life of Verbs.
9780262660730 | Reprint edition (Bradford Books, August 28, 1991), cover price $10.75 | About this edition: When children learn a language, they soon are able to make surprisingly subtle distinctions: "donate them a book" sounds odd, for example, even though "give them a book" is perfectly natural.

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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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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...read more

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

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9780143122012 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, September 25, 2012), cover price $20.00 | About this edition: “If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this—the most inspiring book I've ever read.

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9781455839568 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, October 4, 2011), cover price $49.99 | About this edition: We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?
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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Product Description: "El instinto del lenguaje" se ha convertido en un clásico donde Steven Pinker, el experto mundial en lenguaje y mente explica todo lo que a cualquiera de nosotros nos gustaría saber sobre el lenguaje: cómo funciona, cómo lo aprenden los niños, cómo cambia, cómo lo elabora el cerebro, y cómo evoluciona...read more

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9788420671925 | Alianza Editorial Sa, April 30, 2012, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: "El instinto del lenguaje" se ha convertido en un clásico donde Steven Pinker, el experto mundial en lenguaje y mente explica todo lo que a cualquiera de nosotros nos gustaría saber sobre el lenguaje: cómo funciona, cómo lo aprenden los niños, cómo cambia, cómo lo elabora el cerebro, y cómo evoluciona.

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Product Description: In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story: language is a human instinct, wired into our brains by evolution...read more

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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 | About this edition: In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved.
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 | About this edition: In this classic, the world’s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved.

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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
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 | About this edition: In this delightful, acclaimed bestseller, one of the world’s leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind.
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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Product Description: 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...read more

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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 | About this edition: We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?
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 | About this edition: We’ve all asked, “What is the world coming to?

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Product Description: En esta obra fascinante, Steven Pinker nos aporta una versión totalmente distinta de cómo funciona la mente: a través del lenguaje, y nos muestra cómo nuestras palabras pueden revelar el corazón mismo de la naturaleza humana. Nuestros lenguajes tienen un modelo de sexualidad inscrito en ellos, así como modelos de poder, intimidad y comercio...read more

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9788449320538 | Italian edition edition (Paidos Iberica Ediciones S A, October 15, 2007), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: En esta obra fascinante, Steven Pinker nos aporta una versión totalmente distinta de cómo funciona la mente: a través del lenguaje, y nos muestra cómo nuestras palabras pueden revelar el corazón mismo de la naturaleza humana.

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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...read more

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.

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9780143114246 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, August 26, 2008), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: 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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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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Product Description: En El Instinto del Lenguaje , el autor expone con claridad y buen humor mucho de lo que la ciencia cognitiva puede ofrecer como respuesta a los interrogantes que el lenguaje suscita: cómo funciona, cómo lo aprenden los niños, cómo cambia, cómo es elaborado por el cerebro y cómo evoluciona...read more

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9788420667324 | Italian edition edition (Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2007), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: En El Instinto del Lenguaje , el autor expone con claridad y buen humor mucho de lo que la ciencia cognitiva puede ofrecer como respuesta a los interrogantes que el lenguaje suscita: cómo funciona, cómo lo aprenden los niños, cómo cambia, cómo es elaborado por el cerebro y cómo evoluciona.

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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)

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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)

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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.

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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

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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

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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 | 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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9781879557505 | Abridged edition (Audio Scholar, January 1, 2000), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Popular cognitive scientist/linguist what the mind is, how it evolved,and how it allows us to see, think, feel and ponder the mysteries of life.

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Product Description: 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.

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9780674510548 | Harvard Univ Pr, October 31, 1984, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: In this influential study, Steven Pinker develops a new approach to the problem of language learning.

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