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SuperFreakonomics

Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

On Sale: 05/24/2011

Price: $16.99

SuperFreakonomics

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SuperFreakonomics

Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

On Sale: 05/24/2011

Format:

Price: $16.99

About the Book

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times bestseller. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge your students’ view of the way the world really works.

Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and captivating storytelling to show students 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?

“Thank goodness [Levitt and Dubner] are back—with wisdom, wit and, most of all, powerful economic insight. . . . [They] wryly, humorously and almost sadistically remind us that we are slaves to our own failures to parse situations into basic economic components.”—Los Angeles Times

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060889586
  • ISBN 10: 0060889586
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 05/24/2011
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.721 in (d)
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
  • BISAC2 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • BISAC3 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory