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A perfect example of the "Very Short Introduction" series
on 13 July 2005
I read this book as an interested layperson. It addresses a number of specific and fascinating questions about intelligence, including how many different types of intelligence there are; whether our intelligence changes as we get older; the nature versus nurture debate; and the mystery of rising IQ levels. It also gives a comprehensive reading list if you want to find out more. I found it extremely clear and eminently readable. Although I have a scientific background, I wouldn't say that it was necessary in order to understand the concepts discussed. Highly recommended!