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The better angels of our nature : the decline of violence in history and its causes

Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Faced with the ceaseless stream of news about war, crime and terrorism, one could easily think we live in the most violent age ever seen. Yet as New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker shows in this startling and engaging new work, just the opposite is true: violence has been diminishing for millennia and we may be living in the most peaceful time in our species's existence. For most of history, war,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Pinker
ISBN: 9781846140938 1846140935 1846140943 9781846140945
OCLC Number: 762042018
Awards: Short-listed for Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012
Description: 802 S. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Steven Pinker.

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Reveals how, contrary to popular belief, humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades. This title argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making  Read more...

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Brilliant, mind-altering...Everyone should read this astonishing book -- David Runciman * Guardian * A supremely important book. To have command of so much research, spread across so many different Read more...

 
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