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Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance Hardcover – 20 Oct 2009

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Book 2 of 2 in the Freakonomics Series

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane (20 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 071399990X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713999907
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.8 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 245 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 502,253 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Like Freakonomics, but better . . . thrilling . . . you are guaranteed a good time . . . underneath the dazzle, there is substance too (Tim Harford, Financial Times)

Levitt is a master at drawing counter-intuitive conclusions . . . great fun . . . Superfreakonomics travels further than its predecessor (Tom Standage, Sunday Times)

A humdinger of a book: page-turning, politically incorrect and ever-so-slightly intoxicating, like a large swig of tequila (The Times)

One of the most important books you'll read this autumn (GQ)

Levitt and Dubner's zeal for statistical anomalies is as undimmed as their eye for a good story . . . lie back and let Levitt and Dubner's bouncy prose style carry you along from one peculiarity to the next (Sunday Telegraph)

There's material here not just for one conversation, but for several.The authors mash together interesting academic research, surprising historical comparisons . . . and cute factoids

(Daily Mail)

[Freakonomics] was fascinating . . . [SuperFreakonomics] is similarly studded with intriguing examples of economic analysis in action (Daily Telegraph)

Entertaining (BBC Focus)

From the Inside Flap

They're back. And this time it's sensational!

Here at last is the long awaited follow-up to the international bestselling phenomenon, Freakonomics. Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have uncovered the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, and with their inimitable style and wit, they will take us on another, even more gripping journey of discovery.

Four years in the making, Superfreakonomics will once again transform the way we look at the world. It reveals, among other things, why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk; how a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one; why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine; how a sex change could boost your salary; and how there really is a simple fix for climate change.

This freakquel is even bolder, funnier and more surprising than its predecessor. With their unflinching analysis Levitt and Dubner overturn received wisdom: looking more deeply, asking more questions and, above all, thinking a little differently. Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.

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