SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitiutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitiutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

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Hardcover, William Morrow & Company, 2009, ISBN13 9780060889579, ISBN10 0060889578
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SUPERFREAKONOMICS [9780060889579]

The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling over four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world. Now, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.

Four years in the making, SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough questions, but the unexpected ones: What's more dangerous, driving drunk or walking drunk? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective? Can a sex change boost your salary?

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as:

How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands? How much good do car seats do? What's the best way to catch a terrorist? Did TV cause a rise in crime? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Which adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor?

Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else, whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is - good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky.

Freakonomics has been imitated many times over - but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

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Number of Pages: 270
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: ECONOMICS_PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS ,  ECONOMICS_SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS
Author: Levitt, Steven D. ,  Dubner, Stephen J.
Target Audience: Trade
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN-13: 9780060889579
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.25 x 9.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0060889578
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Superfreakonomics is freaky
11/17/2009

Customer review by Firedog7881

5.0 stars 11/17/2009 by Firedog7881
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This book is great if you love to know information that the media doesn't tell you. There are all kinds of tidbits that you always knew were there but couldn't put your finger on it or had proof. The information is great. I love to know this stuff and it is all written in a great easy to read format. I highly recommend this book.

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very interesting reading
11/23/2009

Customer review by kajoe

5.0 stars 11/23/2009 by kajoe
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Good product,outstanding service,I ordered the book on sunday night,it was shipped monday and received it 0900 on wednesday.Std shipping. Very pleased with product,price and delivery.

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A book of valuable insights
11/24/2009

Customer review by 4536Rail

5.0 stars 11/24/2009 by 4536Rail
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SuperFreakonomics demonstrates the falsity of many widely-believed "facts". All too many of our beliefs are shown to be results of the herd mentality or "political correctness", and are contradicted by true science and mathematical analysis.

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Not nearly as good as the first one
11/29/2009

Customer review by FamilyinMI

2.0 stars 11/29/2009 by FamilyinMI
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The book was not nearly as interesting as the Freakonomics. A lot of the stories included in the book were described in various other books including outliers. It tended to be either short summaries of studies that others had done with limited additional insight by the authors. Some of the topics described in the subtitle were only mentioned in 2-3 sentences.

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Customer review by littledickens

4.0 stars 3/15/2010 by littledickens
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Superfreaknomics is a very well written, enjoyable book, with surprising twists.

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