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The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined



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

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…

The Better Angels Of Our Nature

ISBN 10 : 9781101544648
ISBN 13 : 1101544643

“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) Selected by The New York Times Book Revie..


The Better Angels Of Our Nature

ISBN 10 : 9780143122012
ISBN 13 : 0143122010

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values t..


The Better Angels Of Our Nature

ISBN 10 : 9780141959740
ISBN 13 : 0141959746

'The most inspiring book I've ever read' Bill Gates, 2017 'A brilliant, mind-altering book ... Everyone should read this astonishing book' Guardian 'Will change the way you see the..


The Stuff Of Thought

ISBN 10 : 9781101202609
ISBN 13 : 1101202602

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 "Curious, inventive, fear..


The Better Angels Of Our Nature

ISBN 10 : 1846140935
ISBN 13 : 9781846140938

Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime, and terrorism, one could easily think this is the most violent age ever seen. Yet as bestselling author Pinker shows in th..


War Before Civilization

ISBN 10 : 0195119126
ISBN 13 : 9780195119121

Offering a devastating rebuttal to the comfortable myth that prehistoric warfare was rare, harmless, and unimportant, Lawrence H. Keeley's groundbreaking "War Before Civilization" ..


Prosocial Motives Emotions And Behavior

ISBN 10 : PSU:000067187058
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This book examines the interplay of positive and negative influences on human behavior from a variety of perspectives. It contains contributions from recognized pioneers of researc..


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