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By Simon Briscoe

Are you afraid you may succumb to poultry flu? anxious lifetime of poverty awaits you in previous age? involved that you simply will not be having as a lot intercourse because the French? nervous that our planet is less than chance from weather swap or a collision with an asteroid? If any, or all, of this stuff fear you, you are not by myself. anxiousness is part of smooth lifestyles. yet why? we are residing longer, more secure, and more fit lives than at any time in human heritage. So what's there to fret about?

during this witty and revealing e-book, Simon Briscoe and Hugh Aldersey-Williams strip away the hysteria that surrounds over 40 of state-of-the-art most typical scare tales, from overpopulation and homicide premiums to fish shortages and weight problems degrees, and express the intense volume to which data are manipulated or misrepresented via vested pursuits and the media, wanting to make the most our fears. And most significantly they provide a toolkit for skepticism—ways of aiding readers tackle what relatively is worthy panicking approximately from the stuff that truly isn't.

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