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    Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (Hardback) By (author) Steven D Levitt, By (author) Stephen J Dubner

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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Superfreakonomics
    Subtitle
    Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven D Levitt, By (author) Stephen J Dubner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 435 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060889579
    ISBN 10: 0060889578
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 330
    Abridged Dewey: 330
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    DC22: 330
    Libri: I-BE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A31225000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A45010200
    LC classification: HB74.P8 L4797 2009
    Thema V1.0: KC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    William Morrow & Company
    Imprint name
    William Morrow & Company
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY