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The gift of fear : survival signals that protect us from violence

Author: Gavin De Becker
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Covering all the dangerous situations people typically face -- street crime, domestic abuse, violence in the workplace -- de Becker provides real-life examples and offers specific advice on restraining orders, self-defense, and more. But the key to self-protection, he demonstrates, is learning how to trust -- and act on -- our own intuitions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin De Becker
ISBN: 0316235024 9780316235020
OCLC Number: 36143575
Description: viii, 334 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: In the presence of danger --
The technology of intuition --
The academy of prediction --
Survival signals --
Imperfect strangers --
High-stakes predictions --
Promises to kill (understanding threats) --
Persistence, persistence (dealing with people who refuse to let go) --
Occupational hazards (violence in the workplace) --
Intimate enemies (domestic violence) --
"I was trying to let him down easy" (date stalking) --
Fear of children (violent children) --
Better to be wanted by the police than not to be wanted at all (attacks against public figures) --
Extreme hazards --
The gift of fear.
Responsibility: Gavin de Becker.
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Covering all the dangerous situations people typically face -- street crime, domestic abuse, violence in the workplace -- de Becker provides real-life examples and offers specific advice on restraining orders, self-defense, and more. But the key to self-protection, he demonstrates, is learning how to trust -- and act on -- our own intuitions.

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