About this book
With statistics proving that our generation is the safest that ever lived, why does the media repeatedly scare people with warnings and horror stories? Gardner looks at a range of evidence to try to find out why the safest people in the world are living in a culture of fear. 'Enlivening... a fascinating insight into the peculiar and devastating nature of human fear' "Sunday Telegraph"
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 the safest people in history living in a culture of fear?