The Stuff of Thought - Language as a Window into Human Nature (Paperback)


This "New York Times" bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language
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. His previous books?including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Blank Slate"?have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today's most important popular science writers. In "The Stuff of Thought," Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. Considering scientific questions with examples from everyday life, "The Stuff of Thought" is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable work that will appeal to fans of everything from "The Selfish Gene" and "Blink" to "Eats, Shoots & Leaves."

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This "New York Times" bestseller is an exciting and fearless investigation of language
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. His previous books?including the Pulitzer Prize finalist "The Blank Slate"?have catapulted him into the limelight as one of today's most important popular science writers. In "The Stuff of Thought," Pinker presents a fascinating look at how our words explain our nature. Considering scientific questions with examples from everyday life, "The Stuff of Thought" is a brilliantly crafted and highly readable work that will appeal to fans of everything from "The Selfish Gene" and "Blink" to "Eats, Shoots & Leaves."

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Imprint

Penguin USA

Country of origin

United States

Release date

August 2008

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First published

September 2008

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Dimensions

212 x 140 x 26mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback - Trade

Pages

499

ISBN-13

978-0-14-311424-6

Barcode

9780143114246

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LSN

0-14-311424-7



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