The Science of Fear (MP3 CD)

Why We Fear the Things We Should Not- And Put Ourselves in Great Danger

By Daniel Gardner, Scott Peterson (Narrated by)

Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio, 9781520019956

Publication Date: June 21, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/19/2009)
Compact Disc (6/21/2016)
Paperback (6/24/2009)
Hardcover (7/17/2008)

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Description

As award-winning journalist Daniel Gardner demonstrates, irrational fear springs from how humans miscalculate risks. Our hunter-gatherer brains evolved during the old Stone Age and struggle to make sense of a world utterly unlike the one that made them. Numbers, for instance, confuse us. Our gut tells us that even if there aren t fifty thousand predators on the Internet prowling for children, as a recent U.S. Attorney General claimed, then there must be an awful lot. Real-world examples, interviews with experts, and fast-paced, lean storytelling make The Science of Fear an entertaining and enlightening tour.