The Science of Fear

Why We Fear the Things We Should not - and Put Ourselves in Great Danger

By revealing the psychology behind why our “gut” reacts, The Science of Fear will make you brave.

By Daniel Gardner Read by Scott Peterson Health, Mind & Body / Management & Leadership / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 12h 9m Sell Sheet
Format Release Date List Price Your Price ISBN
10 Audio CDs June 21, 2016 $59.99 $47.99 9781520019949 Add to Cart
2 MP3 CDs June 21, 2016 $29.99 $19.99 9781520019956 Add to Cart
							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.

“The Science of Fear elegantly weaves academic research and everyday experience, exposing the secrets of emotion and reason, and the essential roles they play in our lives. An excellent audio book.” - Dan Ariely, New York Times bestseller

"Excellent...analyses everything from the media's predilection for irrational scare stories to the cynical use of fear by politicians... [A] cheery corrective to modern paranoia." - The Economist