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Shift: The Beginning of War, The Ending of War Paperback – December 19, 2013
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
About the Author
Judith Hand is a scientist, novelist, futurist, and “peace ethologist.” Dr. Hand earned her Ph.D. in biology from UCLA. After a Smithsonian Post-doctoral Fellowship at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., she returned to UCLA for two years as a research associate and lecturer. A published novelist, she belongs to Novelists Inc. She belongs to the International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Ornithologists Union (AOU), and San Diego Professional Writers (SDPW). Her work on social conflict includes several books, including "Women, Power, and the Biology of Peace" and "Shift: The Beginning of War, The Ending of War." She founded the project A Future Without War.org, and essays at www.AFutureWithoutWar.org provide a “how to” for profound social transformation that includes the abolition of war.
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