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0141029862 / 9780141029863
Out of print
United Kingdom
20 cm xx, 284 p. : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Viking, 2008.

What exactly are your chances of being struck by a meteorite?

Think you're having less sex than the French? How high will sea levels actually rise? We live in an increasingly uncertain world. There's so much to worry about it is often hard to know what to really panic about.

But stay calm! For "Panicology" is the perfect answer to the conundrums and questions that bedevil modern life.

Putting a lit match to the lies, headlines and statistical twaddle that seeks to frighten us, it explores 40 reasons for worry: from binge-drinking to Frankenstein foods, bird flu to alien abductions - and explores what, if any, effect they will have on your life.

Why worry in ignorance when you can be a happy, informed sceptic?


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