The most inspiring book I ve ever read Bill Gates, 2017 A brilliant, mind altering book Everyone should read this astonishing book Guardian Will change the way you see the world Daily MailShortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2012Wasn tthe twentieth century the most violent in history In his extraordinary, epic book Steven Pinker shows us that this is wrong, telling the story of humanity in a completely new and unfamiliar way From why cities make us safer to how books bring about peace, Pinker weaves together history, philosophy and science to examine why we are less likely to die at another s hand than ever before, how it happened and what it tells us about our very natures May prove to be one of the great books of our time he writes like an angel Economist Masterly, a supremely important book For anyone interested in human nature, it is engrossing The New York Times Marvellous riveting and myth destroying New Statesman A marvellous synthesis of science, history and storytelling, written in Pinker s distinctively entertaining and clear personal style I was astonished by the extent to which violence has declined in every shape, form and scale Financial Times An outstandingly fruitful read, with fascinating nuggets on almost every page Sunday Times, Books of the Year...
|Title||:||The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence In History And Its Causes|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Auflage 01 6 Oktober 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||501 Pages|
|File Size||:||669 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: The Decline of Violence In History And Its Causes Reviews
Pinker captures the essentials of language brilliantly. His description has lead me re-think the way I write and talk in general. In my honest opinion it should be fundamental literature for native-, as well as foreign speakers of the english language.On top of that the book is amazingly entertaining to read and will make you giggle quite a few times.20/10. Will read again.
This book is more entertaining than useful. It is well written though and fun to read. Recommended if you're interested in the topic, but not if you want to hone your writing skills
A very interesting book by a bright mind.
The book is full of extended examples and gives many helpful recommendations for writers in fiction and non-fiction.The deviation from classical style guides is refreshing and probably more useful than writing down "iron rules of style".However, scholars which do not come from a Non-english speaking country must be already at a relatively high level of writing as many finenesses of language which Pinker highlights are not obvious for Non-natives.
Remember "defending your thesis" in college? You need to un-learn that if you are going to write something that people want to read. This book is a step in that direction. This book + Strunk and White will keep you moving forward.
Das Schöne an diesem Buch ist, dass die Heranghensweise von Kapitel zu Kapitel variieren kann. Ich war auch den ersten Seiten mehr als begeistert von dem Buch: Schöne Erklärung, nette schreibweise und obwohl ich das Buch auf englisch gelesen habe, doch recht verständlich.Solange bis es dann an die Psychologie ging: Da wurde mir das ganze zu hoch.Aber alles in allem ein schönes Buch
IMHO this book is much better than "the element of style" if you were a non-native speaker and ever wondered why the rules are rules, and if all rules are really unbreakable.
You can like it, agree with it or not, but this is a book to be read. It proposes and discusses the counter-intuitive concept that violence has reduced drastically over time, and Europe today is the safest place ever in human history. Fundamental.