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Everyday survival : why smart people do stupid things

Author: Laurence Gonzales
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Discusses how modern society makes people lazy and susceptible to threats if their curiosity, awareness, and attention are put aside in favor of a mental script that does not process natural laws and the physical requirements of a situation when survival is at stake.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Gonzales
ISBN: 9780393058383 0393058387
OCLC Number: 227016234
Description: 288 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The untied knot --
Training scars --
When modern people face ancient hazards --
The sign of the hand --
Groupness --
The corporate emotional system --
The teachings of Don Juan --
Pleonexia --
"The earth is rotting" --
The cosmic cheat sheet --
The 10,000-watt light bulb --
The inside/outside problem --
Why we care --
The shape of things to come --
The guest star --
Land's end.
Responsibility: Laurence Gonzales.
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Shows how modern society has made us lazy and susceptible to previously unknown threats. This book finds that natural laws profoundly affect our actions, and reveals the hidden causes and costs of  Read more...

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"...[a] lively attempt to isolate the common factors that cause some people to survive and others to die." Independent on Sunday "Buy it so you know what to do if you happen to fall off a mountain." Read more...

 
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