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  • ISBN: 9780143122012 (pbk.) :
  • ISBN: 0143122010 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 802 p. : ill., maps, charts ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2012, c2011.

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Originally published in hardcover in 2011 by Viking.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 697-771) ... Read More
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A foreign country -- The pacification process -- ... Read More
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Today we may be living in the most peaceful time ... Read More
Subject: Violence > Psychological aspects.
Violence > Social aspects.
Nonviolence > Psychological aspects.

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The Better Angels of Our Nature : Why Violence Has Declined
The Better Angels of Our Nature : Why Violence Has Declined
by Pinker, Steven
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The Better Angels of Our Nature : Why Violence Has Declined

Steven Pinker is an authority on language and the mind. He is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Steven Arthur Pinker was born on September 18, 1954 in Canada. He is an experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist, and author. He is a psychology professor at Harvard University. He is the author of several non-fiction books including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, Words and Rules, The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought, and The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. His research in cognitive psychology has won the Early Career Award in 1984 and Boyd McCandless Award in 1986 from the American Psychological Association, the Troland Research Award in 1993 from the National Academy of Sciences, the Henry Dale Prize in 2004 from the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and the George Miller Prize in 2010 from the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. He was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, in 1998 and in 2003. In 2006, he received the American Humanist Association's Humanist of the Year award for his contributions to public understanding of human evolution. (Bowker Author Biography)

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