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"For anyone interested in human nature, the material is engrossing, and when the going gets heavy, Pinker knows how to lighten it with ironic comments and a touch of humor ... a supremely important book. To have command of so much research, spread across so many different fields, is a masterly achievement." — The New York Times Book Review
"...an extraordinary range of research ... a masterly effort." — The Wall Street Journal
" ...Better Angels is a monumental achievement. His book should make it much harder for pessimists to cling to their gloomy vision of the future. Whether war is an ancient adaptation or a pernicious cultural infection, we are learning how to overcome it." — Slate.com
Steven Pinker is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books, he has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Today and Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers.See all Product Description
Right up there with "Guns, Germs and Steel" in terms of its potential for transforming one's world view. Comprehensive and scholarly. Well organized and edited. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gina Louise
Interesting book that is a counter-point to all the doomsday over-reporting in our modern media. Everyone should read it.Published 2 months ago by Reuben
This is clearly not an easy book to read - incredible amounts of information, analysis, interpretation and judgement. Read morePublished 7 months ago by R^5
An excellent book, supported well with scientific data.Published 10 months ago by Ley Milton Davison
This has got to be one of the most important books of the last couple decades. If you've not read it yet, read it now - it's not too late for Pinker's good news!Published 11 months ago by carl mccrosky
An amazing book, which will astonish most readers with its wealth of information and analysis, supported by sophisticated statistical techniques. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jan Narveson
This book is written in a scholarly fashion, with citations and concise, detailed arguments. Like most such books it is long and the story may seem a little dry at times. Read morePublished on July 22 2013 by Michael Smith
This is not a perfect book, but it is unique, and if you skim the first 400 or so pages, the last 300 are a pretty good attempt to apply what's known about behavior to social... Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2013 by Featherless Biped