Advance praise for IQ A Smart History of a Failed Idea ""An up-to-date, reader-friendly account of the continuing saga of the mismeasure of women and men."" --Howard Gardner, author of Frames of Mind and Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons ""The good news is that you won't be tested after you've read Stephen Murdoch's important new book. The ...Read MoreAdvance praise for IQ A Smart History of a Failed Idea ""An up-to-date, reader-friendly account of the continuing saga of the mismeasure of women and men."" --Howard Gardner, author of Frames of Mind and Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons ""The good news is that you won't be tested after you've read Stephen Murdoch's important new book. The better news is that IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea is compelling from its first pages, and by its conclusion, Murdoch has deftly demonstrated that in our zeal to quantify intelligence, we have needlessly scarred--if not destroyed--the lives of millions of people who did not need an IQ score to prove their worth in the world. IQ is first-rate narrative journalism, a book that I hope leads to necessary change."" --Russell Martin, author of Beethoven's Hair, Picasso's War, and Out of Silence ""With fast-paced storytelling, freelance journalist Murdoch traces now ubiquitous but still controversial attempts to measure intelligence to its origins in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. . . . Murdoch concludes that IQ testing provides neither a reliable nor a helpful tool in understanding people's behavior, nor can it predict their future success or failure. . . . A thoughtful overview and a welcome reminder of the dangers of relying on such standardized tests."" --Publishers Weekly ""Stephen Murdoch delivers a lucid and engaging chronicle of the ubiquitous and sometimes insidious use of IQ tests. This is a fresh look at a century-old and still controversial idea--that our human potential can be distilled down to a single test score. Murdoch's compelling account demands a reexamination of our mania for mental measurement."" --Paul A. Lombardo, author of Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court & Buck v. BellRead Less
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Very Good in Fine jacket. Collectible. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. SIGNED xiv, 269 pp., bib. notes, index; 24 cm. SIGNED by the author/title page in the year of publications. One corner bumped. Age toning. Handwritten note from the author inserted. First Edition, First Printing. Dust jacket, with a creased front flap, protected in a mylar book cover. "Stephen Murdoch is a freelance journalist who has written for the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many other publications."-Publisher.
Good in Good jacket. 0471699772 2007. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket: Good. Faded, but clean boards with secure binding and straight spine; pages yellowed, but clean and unmarked. Dust Jacket lightly worn with small scratches on front; price not clipped. Bookseller's Inventory #SOCS166.
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