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The Bell Curve: Reshaping of American Life by Differences in Intelligence
The Bell Curve: Reshaping of American Life by Differences in Intelligence
by Richard J. Herrnstein
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stupendous - Great study, fantastic book, 27 Nov 2009
if you really want to know what Herrnstein and Murray said (and wrote) about the capacity of intelligence in different groups of people and how IQ can be a very useful variable to understand "individuals and groups", you should read it (because sometimes what you read about theme it's not true).

I advise this book (because I think it's more appropriate) for students, professors or scholars who are interested in this issues, but this book it's also a good buy to people who seek for more information about the relations between social class and capabilities... after all, this is a best seller, so there's no more to say!

The Race Concept
The Race Concept
by Michael; Harwood, Jonathan Banton
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book - specially for scholars in the field, 27 Nov 2009
This review is from: The Race Concept (Hardcover)
The book it's a litle bit historical.. it tells you how the things begin (when/how the concept of "race" appeared), the way it was understood and makes you travel around some fields related to the concept of race: i) biology; ii) antropology; iii) psychological. It's easy to read, very accessible and you can have a clear idea of how the things developed. It's also very "contemporary" namely, the last part concerning "the race and intelligence. It's not about the "latest fashion" but it helps understanding part of this complex problematic about "race".

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