Superfreakonomics, Illustrated Edition: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (Hardcover)

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Seeing is believing . . . The Smash Hit SuperFreakonomics is now Bigger and Better

SuperFreakonomics was an instant New York Times bestseller that caused a media uproar, continuing the amazing success begun with the groundbreaking, worldwide sensation Freakonomics.

With the Illustrated Edition, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner bring alive their smart thinking and great storytelling with an explosion of visual evidence, including:

A by-the-numbers tally of a high-priced call girl's career, and a tracking sheet from an intensive survey of Chicago street prostitutes.

A visual quiz that lets you pit your memory against the memory of a chess grand master.

Images of the hurricane-killing machine and other geo-engineering inventions described in SuperFreakonomics.

A look into whether doctors are better at saving lives in TV dramas or in real hospitals.

Whether probing the intricacies of sex change operations, the effectiveness of child car seats, or what really motivates people to do good, the Illustrated Edition of SuperFreakonomics employs photographs, drawings, and graphs that will lead readers to see the world in a bold, fresh way.

About the Author


STEVEN LEVITT is a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and an editor of "The Journal of Political Economy". In January 2004 the American Economic Association awarded him the John Bates Clark medal, a prize honouring the economist under 40 who made the greatest contribution to the discipline.

STEPHEN J. DUBNER is the author of "Confessions of a Hero Worshiper" and "Turbulent Souls", and is a former writer and editor at the "New York Times Magazine", where in 2003 he wrote the cover story about Steven Levitt that launched "Freakonomics". He lives in New York City with his family.



Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career as an almost rock star to become a writer. He has since taught English at Columbia, worked for The New York Times, and published three non-Freakonomics books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780061941221
ISBN-10: 0061941220
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: October 19th, 2010
Pages: 281
Language: English