From the Publisher
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
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
- 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
- A look into whether doctors are better at saving lives in TV
dramas or in real hospitals.
Whether probing the intricacies of sex change oper-ations, 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
While attending Appalachian State University, Stephen J. Dubner started a rock band that was signed to Arista Records. He eventually stopped playing music to earn an M.F.A. in writing at Columbia University, where he also taught in the English Department. From 1990 to 1994, he was an editor and writer at New York magazine. He has written for numerous publications including The New Yorker, Time, and The Washington Post. He is an award-winning author and journalist. He is the coauthor, with Steven D. Levitt, of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book; a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education; and was named a Notable Book of 2005 by the New York Times. His other works include Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family (1998), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper (2003), and The Boy with Two Belly Buttons (2007).
About the Book
This full-color illustrated and expanded edition of the "New York Times" bestseller adds a visual, superfreaky dimension to the already provocative thinking that made "Freakonomics" and "SuperFreakonomics" part of the national zeitgeist.
Published: October 3, 2011
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0061941220
ISBN - 13: 9780061941221