“The world can be a scary place. There are snakes, shark attacks, and yeti to look out for in the country; train crashes and dizzying heights in the city; and no matter where you live, you have to worry about earthquakes, tornadoes, and lightning. Combining solid science, fun facts, and lots of graphics, this book answers burning questions about 36 of the most common fears.”
This books claims to provide the scientific scoop on more than 30 terrifying phenomena, including sharks, snakes, spiders, natural disasters, doctors and dentists, and the unknown. Many common fears are examined with a quote from an actual survivor or witness to a terrifying event. Each fear is rationally explained and never mocked. The author provided the odds of the event happening and the odds of dying from the fear. The format allows readers to pick and choose their areas of interest.
Reviewed by: Alice L. Cyphers, Librarian and Reading Specialist, Pennsylvania, USA