Life today for citizens of the developed world is
far safer, easier, and healthier than for any other people in history. Modern
medicine has all but wiped out many diseases that once were common killers.
Science and technology have given us countless devices that protect our bodies
from injury, secure our property, and warn us of impending disaster. And
modern intelligence gathering can pinpoint threats to our domestic security as
they arise. So why is an epidemic of fear sweeping America? The answer,
according to nationally renowned health commentator Dr. Marc Siegel, is that
we live in an artificially created culture of fear. From the anthrax panic to
the SARS "epidemic," from "official" rumors of bioterror to Orange alerts to
West Nile virus—the media continually bombard us with breaking news of yet
another super-bug, terrorist plot, or natural disaster that's about to wreak
havoc. Most of the time the disasters never materialize. But even if they did,
the odds that any of us would suffer harm from them is infinitesimally small —
especially when compared to the much greater risks of dying in a car accident
or from coronary heart disease.....
Click to the right or left of the sample to turn the page.
(If no book jacket appears in a few seconds, then we don't have an excerpt of this book or your browser is unable to display it)
'[Siegel's] thorough research illuminates the biological, political,
psychological and sociological facets of this important topic, and offers an
alternative to the current landscape of perpetual high drama and pathological
fear. I enthusiastically endorse his efforts, and urge readers to take his
message to heart. This is a terrific and groundbreaking book.' - PW
'Marc Siegel is an articulate voice of reason in a world beset by hype and hysteria. We would be well advised to listen closely to what he has to say." - The New Yorker
The information about False Alarm shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please send us a message with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added.
Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten!
When men are not regretting that life is so short, they are doing something to kill time.
Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!
Solve this clue:
and be entered to win..
Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.
Your guide toexceptional books
BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.