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Superfreakonomics

global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance

1st ed.
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This edition was published in by William Morrow in New York.

Written in English

270 pages

The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world.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.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?What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common?Can eating kangaroo save the planet?Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. 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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Superfreakonomics: global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance
2009, William Morrow
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Superfreakonomics

global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance

First published in 2009



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The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world.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.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?What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common?Can eating kangaroo save the planet?Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. 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.

Superfreakonomics

global cooling, patriotic prostitutes, and why suicide bombers should buy life insurance

1st ed.

This edition was published in by William Morrow in New York.


Table of Contents

How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa?
Why should suicide bombers buy life insurance?
Unbelievable stories about apathy and altruism
The chlorine solution and the jellyfish fix
What do Al Gore and Mount Pinatubo have in common?
Epilogue : monkeys are people too.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-256) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
330
Library of Congress
HB74.P8 L4797 2009

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xvii, 270 p. ;
Number of pages
270

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23712847M
Internet Archive
superfreakonomic00levi
ISBN 13
9780060889579
LC Control Number
2009035852
OCLC/WorldCat
317925384
Goodreads
6402364

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