This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
"A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear." ―New York Review of Books
In this Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller, one of the world's leading cognitive scientists tackles the workings of the human mind. What makes us rational―and why are we so often irrational? How do we see in three dimensions? What makes us happy, afraid, angry, disgusted, or sexually aroused? Why do we fall in love? And how do we grapple with the imponderables of morality, religion, and consciousness? How the Mind Works synthesizes the most satisfying explanations of our mental life from cognitive science, evolutionary biology, and other fields to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and how it allows us to see, think, feel, laugh, interact, enjoy the arts, and contemplate the mysteries of life.
This edition of Pinker's bold and buoyant classic is updated with a new foreword by the author.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Why do fools fall in love? Why does a man's annual salary, on average, increase $600 with each inch of his height? When a crack dealer guns down a rival, how is he just like Alexander Hamilton, whose face is on the ten-dollar bill? How do optical illusions function as windows on the human soul? Cheerful, cheeky, occasionally outrageous MIT psychologist Steven Pinker answers all of the above and more in his marvelously fun, awesomely informative survey of modern brain science. Pinker argues that Darwin plus canny computer programs are the key to understanding ourselves--but he also throws in apt references to Star Trek, Star Wars, The Far Side, history, literature, W. C. Fields, Mozart, Marilyn Monroe, surrealism, experimental psychology, and Moulay Ismail the Bloodthirsty and his 888 children. If How the Mind Works were a rock show, tickets would be scalped for $100. This book deserved its spot as Number One on bestseller lists. It belongs on a short shelf alongside such classics as Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, by Daniel C. Dennett, and The Moral Animal: Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology, by Robert Wright. Pinker's startling ideas pop out as dramatically as those hidden pictures in a Magic Eye 3D stereogram poster, which he also explains in brilliantly lucid prose.About the Author:
Steven Pinker is a Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on language and cognition; writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time, and The Atlantic; and is the author of ten books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description WW Norton Publishers. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0393334775
Book Description Softcover. Condition: New. "A model of scientific writing: erudite, witty, and clear." ŚNew York Review of Books. Seller Inventory # 5361562
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0393334775
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0393334775 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132381642
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Reissue. Seller Inventory # DADAX0393334775
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0393334775
Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # ria9780393334777_ing
Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. The Pulitzer Prize finalist and national bestseller How the Mind Works is a fascinating, provocative work exploring the mysteries of human thought and behavior. How do we see in three dime.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 661 pages. 0.862. Seller Inventory # 9780393334777
Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. This is an International Edition Brand New Paperback Same Title Author and Edition as listed. ISBN and Cover design differs. Similar Contents as U.S version. Delivery within 3-7 business days. We can ship to PO Box address in US. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe including Asia depending upon the availability of inventory. Printed in English. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Choose expedited shipping for Express delivery. Tracking number provided for every order. Seller Inventory # RU_9780393334777
Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Condition: New. 0393334775 This is an International Edition. Brand New, paperback, Delivery within 6-14 business days, Same Contents as U.S Versions, ISBN and Cover design may differ. Choose Expedited shipping for delivery within 4-7 business days. We do not ship to PO Box, APO,FPO Address. We may ship the books from multiple warehouses across the globe, including India depending upon the availability of inventory storage. Customer satisfaction guaranteed. Seller Inventory # AU_9780393334777