9780060889579

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

Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.

ISBN 10: 0060889578 / 0-06-088957-8
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:

The 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.


Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance: Search Results

1.
Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (ISBN: 0060889578 / 0-06-088957-8)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: Green Street Books (San Mateo, CA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 3

Book Description: William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060889578. Bookseller Inventory # SKU044386

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 2.85
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
2.
Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (ISBN: 0060889578 / 0-06-088957-8)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: Book Deals (Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 2-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: William Morrow, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! (1413560873). Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060889578

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.47
Convert Currency
Shipping: FREE Within U.S.A.
3.
Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (ISBN: 0060889578 / 0-06-088957-8)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: Sequitur Books (Boonsboro, MD, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: William Morrow, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 8vo. Hardcover and dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Ships daily. Bookseller Inventory # 1201300013

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 7.49
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
4.
Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance [Deckle Edge] [Hardcover] (ISBN: 0060889578 / 0-06-088957-8)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: FOURSEASONS4JOY, LLC (CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0060889578BNA

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.28
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
5.
Super Freakonomics (ISBN: 9780060889579)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: Clover Books (Toms River, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: William Morrow and Company, Inc., NY, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. "Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and why Suicide Bombers should buy life insurance. 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 it 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." Hard cover in brand new condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Stated First Edition. Dust jacket in brand new condition. Bookseller Inventory # 003418

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
6.
SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (ISBN: 9780060889579)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: Castle Rock (Amherst, NS, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New * All orders are processed and shipped from Las Vegas, NV USA *. Bookseller Inventory # 97800608895791.0

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 8.55
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
7.
Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (ISBN: 0060889578 / 0-06-088957-8)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: Poverty Hill Books (La Grange, IL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: William Morrow, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. HARDCOVER, BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, No Black Remainder Mark,Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Bookseller Inventory # 9019740

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 9.95
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
8.
Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (ISBN: 0060889578 / 0-06-088957-8)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: William Morrow. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060889578

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 11.68
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
9.
SuperFreakonomics (ISBN: 9780060889579)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: Paperbackshop-US (Secaucus, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: HarperCollins, 2009. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780060889579

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 15.37
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
10.
SuperFreakonomics Format: Hardcover (ISBN: 0060889578 / 0-06-088957-8)
Levitt, Steven D.; Dubner, Stephen J.
ISBN 10: 0060889578
ISBN 13: 9780060889579
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0060889578

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 17.44
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book