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Through the Language Glass: How Words Colour your World Hardcover – 3 Jun 2010

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: William Heinemann; First Edition edition (3 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 043401690X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0434016907
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.3 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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""Jaw-droppingly wonderful... A marvellous and surprising book which left me breathless and dizzy with delight. The ironic, playful tone at the beginning gradates into something serious that is never pompous, intellectually and historically complex and yet always pellucidly laid out. Plus I learned the word plaidoyer which I shall do my utmost to use every day..."" (Stephen Fry)

"This fabulously interesting book describes an area of intellectual history replete with brilliant leaps of intuition and crazy dead ends. Guy Deutscher, who combines enthusiasm with scholarly pugnacity...is a vigorous and engaging guide to it...a remarkably rich, provocative and intelligent work of pop science." (Sam Leith Sunday Times)

"brilliant... As befits a book about language, this inspiring amalgam of cultural history and science is beautifully written." (Clive Cookson Financial Times)

"so robustly researched and wonderfully told that it is hard to put down...Deutscher...brings together more than a century's worth of captivating characters, incidents and experiments that illuminate the relationship between words and mind" (New Scientist)

"A delight to read" (Spectator)

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A brilliant and provocative exploration of how the cultures we live in affect the languages we speak and how we think of the world around us.

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