If you liked the book Freakonomics by Seven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, you will love SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance. As a matter of fact, the latest edition has 16 new pages of multi-color charts, graphs, diagrams, and other illustrations.
Did you know that if a baby is born in May in Uganda or Michigan, the baby is 20% more likely to have learning, vision, and hearing disabilities? Do you know why? Did you know that women emergency room doctors are better than male ER doctors? Did you know that terrorists don't usually use savings accounts or safe deposit boxes? Did you know that kids watching too much TV can cause them to commit crimes, no matter what type of shows they watch? Did you know that the majority of doctors don't wash their hands? Did you know that car seats are no better than seat belts for kids? Did you know about the simple ways of fixing global warming? If you didn't know about any of this, you need to get the book. It is extremely well written, well researched, with humor.
For great reading or a nice gift for a friend, get SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance.