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Risk : the science and politics of fear

Risk : the science and politics of fear

Author: Dan Gardner
Publisher: London : Virgin Books, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, Gardner explores a new way of thinking about the decisions we make. We are the safest and healthiest human beings who ever lived, and yet irrational fear is growing, with deadly consequences - such as the 1,595 Americans killed when they made the mistake of switching from planes to cars after September 11.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Gardner
ISBN: 0753515539 9780753515532
OCLC Number: 1041247381
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: 422 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Dan Gardner.


Shows how our flawed strategies for perceiving risk influence our lives, often with unforeseen and sometimes - tragic consequences. This book uncovers one of the central puzzles of our time: why are  Read more...


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Excellent ... Gardner analyses everything from the media's predilection for irrational scare stories to the cynical use of fear by politicians pushing a particular agenda ... A cheery corrective to Read more...

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