Living Dangerously: Navigating the Risks of Everyday Life

Living Dangerously: Navigating the Risks of Everyday Life

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From cholesterol to cancer, asteroids to AIDS, we face many risks, but most people are 200 years behind the curve when it comes to making intelligent risk-based decisions - we refuse to fly, but don't wear seat belts in our far more dangerous cars. We panic about toxic waste dumps, but collectively smoke a billion cigarettes a year. In this look at risk in the modern age, John Ross argues that the burgeoning science of risk assessment has given us powerful new tools to cope in a complex world, if we could only learn how to speak the language. Ross examines the building blocks of this new language, and helps us identify and relinquish long-held, often pre-set, biological and psychological responses to risk.
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
ISBN: 9781429493611


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