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

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Superfreakonomics--the smash hit follow-up to the remarkable New York Times bestselling phenomenon Freakonomics--is back in a new full-color, fully illustrated and expanded edition. The brainchild of rogue economist Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner that once again brilliantly challenges our view of the way the world really works is presented with a new, visual, superfreaky dimension added, enhancing the already provocative thinking about street prostitutes, hurricanes, heart attacks, and other seemingly mundane matters that made Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics part of the national zeitgeist.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 281 pages
  • 210.82 x 256.54 x 20.32mm | 1,179.33g
  • William Morrow & Company
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0061941220
  • 9780061941221
  • 424,628

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Seeing is believing . . . The Smash Hit SuperFreakonomics is now Bigger and Better

SuperFreakonomics was an instant New York Times bestseller that caused a media uproar, continuing the amazing success begun with the groundbreaking, worldwide sensation Freakonomics.

With the Illustrated Edition, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner bring alive their smart thinking and great storytelling with an explosion of visual evidence, including:





A by-the-numbers tally of a high-priced call girl's career, and a tracking sheet from an intensive survey of Chicago street prostitutes.





A visual quiz that lets you pit your memory against the memory of a chess grand master.





Images of the hurricane-killing machine and other geo-engineering inventions described in SuperFreakonomics.





A look into whether doctors are better at saving lives in TV dramas or in real hospitals.





Whether probing the intricacies of sex change operations, the effectiveness of child car seats, or what really motivates people to do good, the Illustrated Edition of SuperFreakonomics employs photographs, drawings, and graphs that will lead readers to see the world in a bold, fresh way.
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