Matters of Scale - We Are What We Read


Number of times “food” appears in the title of a book on the Amazon website 68,084
Number of times “wine” appears 16,121
A“Coffee” 8,138
“Beer” 3,487

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“Liberal” 6,790
“Conservative” 3,038

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“Death” 56,540
“Disease” 50,173
“Pain” 8,876
“Suffering” 3,579

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“Health” 135,120
“Love” 97,882

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“Money” 146,076
“Taxes” 41,292

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“War” 165,534
“Peace” 33,232

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“Population” 29,226
“Climate change” 2,265
“Extinction” 1,233

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“Sex” 25,271
“Lies” 9,451
“Videotape” 710

 

SOURCES: Amazon.com website, viewed March 7, 2008.

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