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The Science of Fear

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The Science of Fear

The Science of Fear

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
61831
publisher:
Dutton Adult
genre:
Nonfiction, Science and Technology

We gave it a B

Why do we fear dying in a terrorist-hijacked plane more than a car accident, when the odds of the former are tiny? As Daniel Gardner writes in The Science of Fear, it’s the inevitable result when human brains hard-wired by evolution try to adjust to the modern age, with its barrage of media-hyped scares. His observations aren’t new and are sometimes repetitive, but such minor flaws are nothing to fear. B

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