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

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

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By (author) Steven D. Levitt, By (author) Stephen J. Dubner

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  • Publisher: ALLEN LANE
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 240mm x 28mm | 524g
  • Publication date: 20 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 071399990X
  • ISBN 13: 9780713999907
  • Sales rank: 30,852

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Here at last is the long awaited sequel to the international bestselling phenomenon, Freakonomics. Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have been working hard, uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from charity to terrorism and prostitution. And with their inimitable style and wit, they will take us on another even more gripping journey of discovery. "Superfreakonomics" will once again transform the way we look at the world.

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Steven D. Levitt teaches economics at the University of Chicago. His idiosyncratic economic research into areas as varied as guns and game shows has triggered debate in the media and academic circles. Stephen J. Dubner lives in New York City. He writes for The New York Times and the New Yorker. In August 2003 Dubner wrote a profile of Levitt in The New York Times magazine. The extraordinary response to that article led to a remarkable collaboration.

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Like Freakonomics, but better ... thrilling ... you are guaranteed a good time ... underneath the dazzle, there is substance too Tim Harford, Financial Times Levitt is a master at drawing counter-intuitive conclusions ... great fun ... Superfreakonomics travels further than its predecessor Tom Standage, Sunday Times A humdinger of a book: page-turning, politically incorrect and ever-so-slightly intoxicating, like a large swig of tequila The Times One of the most important books you'll read this autumn GQ Levitt and Dubner's zeal for statistical anomalies is as undimmed as their eye for a good story ... lie back and let Levitt and Dubner's bouncy prose style carry you along from one peculiarity to the next Sunday Telegraph There's material here not just for one conversation, but for several.The authors mash together interesting academic research, surprising historical comparisons ... and cute factoids Daily Mail [Freakonomics] was fascinating ... [SuperFreakonomics] is similarly studded with intriguing examples of economic analysis in action Daily Telegraph Entertaining BBC Focus