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The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--And Put Ourselves in Greater Danger

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The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--And Put Ourselves in Greater Danger - Gardner, Daniel
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From terror attacks to the war on terror, real estate bubbles to the price of oil, sexual predators to poisoned food from China, our list of fears is ever-growing. And yet, we are the safest and healthiest humans in history. Irrational fear seems to be taking over, often with tragic results. For example, in the months after 9/11, when people decided to drive instead of flyabelieving they were avoiding riskaroad deaths rose by more than 1,500. In this fascinating, lucid, and thoroughly entertaining examination of how humans ...

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The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn't--And Put Ourselves in Greater Danger 2008, Dutton Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780525950622

Hardcover