The Real Story of Risk

Adventures in a Hazardous World

Table of Contents for The Real Story of Risk

Introduction. The Risky Business of Life  

 

Chapter 1.  The Evolution of Risk: How Our Ancient Biology Distorts Our Dealings with Sharks, Snakes, and a Changing World

 

Chapter 2. The Sea of Denial: Why Rising Seas and Heart Disease Are Hard to Stop

 

Chapter 3. Suckers for a Pretty Face: How Sex and Love Lure Us to Let Down Our Guard

 

Chapter 4. Why We Botch Rare Risks: The Strange Story of “The Big One,” 9/11, Katrina, and Deepwater Horizon

 

Chapter 5. The Balancing Act: The Give-and-Take Game of Driving and Financial Collapses

 

Chapter 6. Losing Control and Gaining Fear: Small Aircraft, Fear of Riding Along, and Conspiracy Theories

 

Chapter 7. The Story of Vaccines and Autism: Why Stories Rule and Statistics Don’t

 

Chapter 8. The Thing We Fear More Than Death: How Our Need to Belong Makes Us Vulnerable to Con Men and Fearful of Podiums

 

Chapter 9. What Do Cave Diving, Naked Skydiving, and Entrepreneurship Have in Common? The Delicate Dance of Risk and Reward

 

Chapter 10. Living in a Risky World

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