Please note: This is an analysis and key takeaways of the book and is not the original book. Start Publishing Notes´ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Steven Pinker´s The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined includes: Summary of the book A review Analysis and key takeaways A detailed ´´About the Author´´ section Preview: Steven Pinker´s The Better Angels of Our Nature argues that violence has been decreasing over most of human history. People have innate tendencies towards violence, but they also have innate tendencies towards peace. Historical developments, especially the consolidation of state power and the Enlightenment, have allowed humans to move away from violence, murder, and war, and move towards more peaceful ways of living. The Better Angels of Our Nature is a daring, provocative, and important book. As Pinker himself notes, journalists and pundits generally argue that the world is getting worse and that we live in uniquely dangerous or violent times. The September 11 attacks, the threat of terrorism, and the ongoing wars in the Middle East are presented as evidence of increasing violence, chaos, and instability. Pessimism is seen as realism, and policymakers declare that unprecedented effort is required to avert crises. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Gilboe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091240/bk_acx0_091240_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Published in 2011, The Better Angels of Our Nature is a gloriously optimistic book. In it, well-known cognitive psychologist Steven Pinker put forward an argument that contradicted what most people believed at the time. Pinker said that despite humanity´s biological tendency toward violence, we are, in fact, less violent today than ever before. To prove it, he laid out pages of detailed statistical evidence. For him, much of the credit for the decline goes to the Enlightenment, the important intellectual movement of 18th-century Europe. Enlightenment thinkers argued for ideas of liberty, tolerance, and respect for the value of human life. As those ideas filtered down through society, they affected the way people thought. That psychological change led to behavioral change - and overall we became more peaceful. But the book sparked a blazing debate. Some critics passionately disagreed that humanity could overcome the biological urge toward violence. Others argued that Pinker´s statistics were too focused on the West, too limited, and even simply flawed. The debate still rages on. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Macat.com. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072174/bk_acx0_072174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Summary of Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker.Enlightenment Now is an attempt from the best-selling author Steven Pinker to shed light on so many lies and misconceptions that are floating in our world today. With real numbers and statistics, Steven Pinker shows us how our world is heading toward a better future and how things have improved dramatically throughout human history. If you feel like you are losing hope with all the bad news surrounding you from every side, rest assured. Enlightenment Now is the audiobook for you.In this summary, I will walk you through all the ideas worth remembering from that book as well as a detailed summary of every single chapter.But who’s this summary for?If you are someone who’s tight on time, maybe you want to see whether the original book is worth it or not, or maybe you don’t remember much of what you read, then this summary is made for no one else but you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/126039/bk_acx0_126039_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An illuminating look at the way the thoughts we have and the decisions we make are influenced by forces that aren´t always in our control Why are people named Kim, Kelly, and Ken more likely to donate to Hurricane Katrina victims than to Hurricane Rita victims? Are you really more likely to solve puzzles if you watch a light bulb illuminate? How did installing blue lights along a Japanese railway line halt rising crime and suicide rates? Can decorating your walls with the right artwork make you more honest? The human brain is fantastically complex, having engineered space travel and liberated nuclear energy, so it´s no wonder that we resist the idea that we´re deeply influenced by our surroundings. As profound as they are, these effects are almost impossible to detect both as they´re occurring and in hindsight. Drunk Tank Pink is the first detailed exploration of how our environment shapes what we think, how we feel, and the ways we behave. The world is populated with words and images that prompt unexpected, unconscious decisions. We are so deeply attracted to our own initials that we give more willingly to the victims of hurricanes that match our initials: Kims and Kens donate more generously to Hurricane Katrina victims, whereas Rons and Rachels give more openly to Hurricane Rita victims. Meanwhile, an illuminated light bulb inspires creative thinking because it symbolizes insight. Social interactions have similar effects, as professional cyclists pedal faster when people are watching. Teachers who took tea from the break room at Newcastle University contributed 300 percent more to a cash box when a picture of two eyes hung on the wall. We´re evolutionarily sensitive to human surveillance, so we behave more virtuously even if we´re only watched by a photograph. The physical environment, from locations to colors, also guides our hand in unseen ways. Dimly lit interiors metaphorically imply no one´s watching and encourage dish 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003424/bk_rand_003424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Steven Pinker wants to prove that we are living in a world that is better off than it has ever been, and it will only continue to get better. In Enlightenment Now, Pinker argues that the best tools we have come from the 18th century ideals of reason, science, progress, and humanism, and we can leverage them in very 21st century ways by using data to tell the story of our modern world. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.) If you´ve been feeling like the world has been getting worse off, that violence is on the rise, or that humanity has already ´´peaked´´ then this audiobook will change your mind. Delve deep into the world of data where Pinker presents rock-solid arguments for the betterment of humanity as a whole. What does this ZIP Reads summary include? A synopsis of the original book An overview of the core tenets of Enlightenment thinking Detailed chapter-by-chapter breakdowns Key takeaways including major data points from Pinker´s book A in-depth editorial review of the merits and shortcomings of the original title Editorial review of the original book Short bio of Steven Pinker About the original book: Enlightenment Now is Steven Pinker’s love letter to the Enlightenment. Knowledge, he argues, is our best tool against the traps set by atrophying political parties, salacious media, and theocratic social norms. With reason, science, and humanism - the foundational principles of the Enlightenment - and our modern ways of measuring progress by way of data, Pinker elegantly proves that the world is in a better place than it used to be, and things will only keep getting better so long as we stay committed to those principles. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Satauna Howery. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/119225/bk_acx0_119225_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Best Easy Day Hikes Acadia National Park includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for easy-to-follow hikes in an area of Maine that has long captivated artists, millionaires, generations of families, and even presidents. Stroll along Ocean Path to see the pink granite cliffs, blue skies, and white surf. From atop Cadillac Mountain, watch fog rolling in over Frenchman Bay below. Look inside for: ? Casual hikes to longer adventures ? Hikes for everyone, including families ? Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps ? Trail Finder for best hikes for views, children, dogs, and ocean lovers ? GPS coordinates
Everything that you need for hours of doodling, stenciling, and crafting can be found in these convenient, on-the-go Scratch & Stencil kits. Each kit includes seven sheets of scratch paper and a wooden stylus, which together can be used to create artwork in fun, bold colours. A 24-page booklet in each kit contains detailed instructions for craft projects that can be created with the three stencils provided, though the scratch sheets are perfect for freehand drawing as well. Scratch & Stencil: Tie Dye contains black scratch paper that can be scratched through to reveal pink-green, yellow swirl, sea-green starburst, and purple spiral underneath. The three groovy and decorative stencils included can be used to create such projects as a flower-power greeting card and tie-dye earrings.
With generous splashes of popular culture and human interest, the NPR Road Trips series introduces you not only to far-off locations and unusual destinations, but to the people who inhabit them - and seek them out. Each story focuses on real locations, real people, and real history in the thought-provoking, imaginative and entertaining way you´ve come to expect from NPR. We all have memories of family vacations - some successful, some less so, and some gone terribly awry. When it comes to reporting colorful, compelling tales of family vacations, no one does it better than National Public Radio. The stories gathered on this collection are entertaining, provocative and moving. Like Laura Lorson´s ´´Hard-Earned Lessons from the Family Road Trip´´ in which she recalls endless hours in a hot car, eating junk food and listening to AM radio. And ´´Setting Sail with Family, Imperfections in Tow´´, Marion Winik´s account of a not-so-perfect family reunion at sea. And ´´Family Camping´´ in which commentator Joel Achenbach points out that camping is a serious sport. NPR knows that everyone has a dream vacation, but many of us are settling for economic-reality vacations. So Tom Goldman asks, ´´Who Needs a Fancy Cruise If You´ve Got Inner Tubes?´´ And when Robert Smith learns the price of Broadway tickets to The Little Mermaid ($121 each!), he takes a more frugal route, piling the family into his Honda Civic and heading to the drive-in. Warmly remembered, richly detailed, these stories invite you to share in the journey of others and may inspire you to plan your own. Contents: Introduction by Noah Adams Hard-Learned Lessons from the Family Road Trip Family Camping Educational Vacations The History of the Vacation The Low-Cost Glories of the Drive-In Theater Pink Jeep Chronicles Taking the Great American Road Trip, Google-Style A Summer 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Adams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/000709/bk_high_000709_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.