s 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.
Amazon Reader Review
this is a lovely book — it gently addresses a young child’s questions to the extent necessary. I expected it to speak to slightly older children, but I will nonetheless keep it in my school-library collection; I have no question it will JUST the right book for someone.