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  • Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

    By Matthew White

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393345230
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: May 2013
    Presents both hard facts and military, social, and political histories of the world's one hundred most violent events, from the second Persian War in 480 BCE to the modern war in the Congo.
  • Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead?: The Munk Debates

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781487001681
    • Publisher: House of Anansi Press
    • Published: December 2016
  • Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

    By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

    Our Price: $27.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062390851
    • Publisher: Dey Street Books
    • Published: May 2017
  • How the Mind Works

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393334777
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
    • Published: June 2009
    With a New Afterword. How do we see in three dimensions? How do we remember names and faces? How is it, indeed, that we ponder the nature of our own consciousness? Why do we fall in love? In this bold, extraordinary book, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker synthesizes the best of cognitive science and evolutionary biology to explain what the mind is, how it has evolved, and ultimately, how it works. 672p.
  • How the Mind Works

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393045352
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
    • Published: October 1997
    A prominent cognitive scientist and author of The Language Instinct 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. 50,000 first printing.
  • Language, Cognition, and Human Nature

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780190259280
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 2015
    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. This eclectic collection spans Pinker's thirty-year career, exploring his favorite themes in greater depth and scientific detail. It includes thirteen of Pinker's classic articles, ranging over topics such as language development in children, mental imagery, the recognition of shapes, the computational architecture of the mind, the meaning and uses of verbs, the evolution of language and cognition, the nature-nurture debate, and the logic of innuendo and euphemism. Each outlines a major theory or takes up an argument with another prominent scholar, such as StephenJay Gould, Noam Chomsky, or Richard Dawkins.
  • Language, Cognition, and Human Nature: Selected Articles

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199328741
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: October 2013
    Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker is a highly eminent cognitive scientist, and his research emphasizes the importance of language and its connections to cognition, social relationships, child development, human evolution, and theories of human nature. The thirteen essays in this eclectic collection span Pinker's thirty-year career, ranging over topics such as language acquisitions, visual cognition, the meaning and syntax of verbs, regular and irregular phenomena in language and their implications for the mechanisms of cognition, and the social psychology of direct and indirect speech. Each outlines a major theory - such as evolution, or nature vs. nurture - or takes up an argument with other prominent scholars such as Stephen Jay Gould, Noam Chomsky, or Richard Dawkins. Featuring a new introduction by Pinker that discusses his books and scholarly work, this book represents a major contribution to the field of cognitive science, by one of the field's leading thinkers.
  • Learnability and Cognition

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $41.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780262518406
    • Publisher: Mit Pr
    • Published: June 2013
  • Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience

    By Michael S. Gazzaniga

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062228802
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: February 2015
    With a Foreword by Steven PinkerIn Tales from Both Sides of the Brain, Michael S. Gazzaniga tells the story of his passionate, entrepreneurial life in science and his decades-long journey to understand how the separate spheres of our brains communicate and miscommunicate their separate agendas. From his time as an ambitious undergraduate at Dartmouth, as a member of its now famed "Animal House" fraternity, and his life as a diligent graduate student in California to the first experiments he conducted in his own lab; from meeting his first split-brain patients and his collaboration with esteemed intellectuals across disciplines, Gazzaniga recounts the trajectory of his discoveries. In his engaging and accessible style, he paints a vivid portrait not only of his discovery of split-brain theory, but also of his comrades-in-arms--the many patients, friends, and family members who have accompanied him on this wild ride of intellectual discovery."The idea that one skull can house two minds, each with a measure of autonomy, has also given way to the idea that we all have 'multiple minds' operating as a 'confederation, ' according to Gazzaniga. How this system creates a seemingly unified mind . . . remains a compelling question." --New York Times Book Review "Tales will be cataloged as scientific autobiography. . . . But it is as much a book about gratitude--for the chance to study a subject as endlessly fascinating as the brain, for the author's brilliant colleagues and . . . for the patients who taught him . . . so much." --Wall Street Journal "The personal story of a genius famous for one of the rare major discoveries ever made out in the still vast, still baffling terra incognita of the human brain, namely, the split-brain phenomenon." --Tom Wolfe, author of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and The Right Stuff
  • The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2004

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780618246984
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: October 2004
    Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.
  • The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $10.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143122012
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Published: September 2012
    A controversial history of violence by the best-selling author of The Stuff of Thought argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on provocative psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
  • The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142003343
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: 2016
    The author of How The Mind Works argues that the dogma that the mind has no innate traits denies our common humanity and our individual preferences, replaces objective analyses of social problems with feel-good slogans, and distorts our understanding of politics, violence, parenting and the arts. 528p. Pap.
  • The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061336461
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: September 2007
    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.
  • The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do

    By Judith Rich Harris

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439101650
    • Publisher: Free Press
    • Published: February 2009
    This groundbreaking book, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times notable pick, rattled the psychological establishment when it was first published in 1998 by claiming that parents have little impact on their children's development. In this tenth anniversary edition of The Nurture Assumption, Judith Harris has updated material throughout and provided a fresh introduction. Combining insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, primatology, and evolutionary biology, she explains how and why the tendency of children to take cues from their peers works to their evolutionary advantage. This electrifying book explodes many of our unquestioned beliefs about children and parents and gives us a radically new view of childhood.
  • The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

    By Steven Pinker

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670025855
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: September 2014
    "A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker. 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 thekids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the 21st century, Pinker doesn't carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. In this short, cheerful, and eminently practical book, Pinker shows how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow,and an ability to savor and reverse-engineer the good prose of others. He replaces dogma about usage with reason and evidence, allowing writers and editors to apply the guidelines judiciously, rather than robotically, being mindful of what they are designed to accomplish. Filled with examples of great and gruesome prose, Pinker shows us how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right"--

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