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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Paperback – Large Print, 21 Nov 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0061245138 ISBN-10: 9780061245138 Edition: Revised, Expanded, Large Print

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  • Paperback: 476 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co; Revised, Expanded, Large Print edition (1 December 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780061245138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061245138
  • ASIN: 0061245135
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 249 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A showcase for Levitt's intriguing explorations into a number of disparate topics.... There's plenty of fun to be had."--Salon.com

"The trivia alone is worth the cover price."--New York Times Book Review

"Freakonomics is politically incorrect in the best, most essential way.... This is bracing fun of the highest order."--Kurt Andersen, host of public radio's Studio 360 and author of Turn of the Century

"Levitt is a number cruncher extraordinaire."--Philadelphia Daily News

"An easy, funny read. Many unsolvable problems the Americans have could be solved with simple means."--Business World

"Levitt dissects complex real-world phenomena, e.g. baby-naming patterns and Sumo wrestling, with an economist's laser."--San Diego Union-Tribune

"The guy is interesting!"--Washington Post Book World

"One of the decade's most intelligent and provocative books."--The Daily Standard

"The funkiest study of statistical mechanics ever by a world-renowned economist... Eye-opening and sometimes eye-popping"--Entertainment Weekly

"An eye-opening, and most interesting, approach to the world."--Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Steven D. Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given to the most influential American economist under forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy.

Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning journalist and radio and TV personality, has worked for the New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He is the host of Freakonomics Radio and Tell Me Something I Don't Know.

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