The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature

3.91 avg rating
( 9,269 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780143142584: The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Pulitzer Prize finalist author of The Blank Slate presents an accessible study of the relationship between language and human nature, explaining how everything from swearing and innuendo to prepositions and baby names reveal facts about key human concepts, emotions, and relationships. Simultaneous.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Pinker is a star, and the world of science is lucky to have him.
Richard Dawkins

a Engaging and provocative . . . filled with humor and fun.a
aDouglas Hofstadter, "Los Angeles Times"
a Pinker is not only wonderfully clear; he is also blessedly witty.a
a"The Boston Globe"

Engaging and provocative . . . filled with humor and fun.
Douglas Hofstadter, "Los Angeles Times"
Pinker is not only wonderfully clear; he is also blessedly witty.
"The Boston Globe"

? Engaging and provocative . . . filled with humor and fun.?
?Douglas Hofstadter, "Los Angeles Times"

? Pinker is not only wonderfully clear; he is also blessedly witty.?
?"The Boston Globe"
"Engaging and provocative...filled with humor and fun."
-Douglas Hofstadter, Los Angeles Times

"Pinker is a star, and the world of science is lucky to have him."
--Richard Dawkins

"Curious, inventive, fearless, naughty."
-New York Times Book Review

"An important and inviting book."
--Science

"There's plenty of stuff to think about, but a lot of fun stuff too."
-Boston Globe

"Fascinating."
Wired

"Unfailingly engaging to read."
--New York Review of Books

About the Author:

Steven Pinker is the Harvard College Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the winner of many awards for his research, teaching, and books, he has been named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Today and Foreign Policy's 100 Global Thinkers.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780143114246: The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0143114247 ISBN 13: 9780143114246
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2008
Softcover

9780141015477: The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature

Penguin, 2008
Softcover

9780670063277: The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature

Viking, 2007
Hardcover

9780713997415: The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature

Allen ..., 2007
Hardcover

9781846140501: The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window Into Human Nature

Allen ..., 2007
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Steven Pinker
Published by Penguin Audio (2007)
ISBN 10: 0143142585 ISBN 13: 9780143142584
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Penguin Audio, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0143142585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
24.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.58
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Pinker, Steven
Published by Penguin Audio (2007)
ISBN 10: 0143142585 ISBN 13: 9780143142584
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Penguin Audio, 2007. Audio CD. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0143142585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
38.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Pinker, Steven
Published by Penguin Audio (2007)
ISBN 10: 0143142585 ISBN 13: 9780143142584
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Penguin Audio, 2007. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110143142585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
48.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Steven Pinker
ISBN 10: 0143142585 ISBN 13: 9780143142584
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0143142585

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
55.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.71
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds