"Marc Siegel tries to reduce the hysteria quotient with a straightforward recitation of facts and statistics. Recalling the famous Orson Welles broadcast of "The War of the Worlds," Siegel tries all too sensibly (and one suspects futilely) to assess risk accurately and respond only to "plausible" threats such as the vulnerability of our container ships or "loose nukes" in former Soviet republics." (Benamin Barber, Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2005) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I was going to give this book 3 stars, because it's a populist agenda and is written for an audience completely unfamiliar with the topic, but the Kindle formatting of this... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by David S. Wellhauser
This man claimed that the people who have been following this and other flus were fear mongers. This week while his child was at a camp that cost 10,000 dollars a child there was a... Read morePublished on July 25, 2009 by Debra Penny
the first chapter that explains the amygdala over riding the frontal lobes is priceless , but the rest of the book is pablum!Published on September 15, 2008 by z9z9
A book that explores true risk to a variety of potential public hazards, from terrorist attacks to pandemic influenze.
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This book is political punditry done poorly. The doctor should stick to medicine, and try to do a better job there. Read morePublished on March 19, 2007 by Nottingham
The nation's media sells fear in almost every aspect of our lives from the next thunderstorm to the war on terror. Dr. Read morePublished on September 8, 2006 by Stephen A. Conn
There is a modest amount of good information here, detailing how people tend to be poor analyzers of risks to themselves. Read morePublished on August 14, 2006 by Jack
I am a physician -board certified in Preventive Medicine- and I teach the subject of Risk Perception at the University level. Read morePublished on March 31, 2006 by Richard A. Lippin MD
I suggest after reading this book - or even better, before you spend your money on this book - you spend a few hours investigating for yourself the past pandemics of 1918, 1957 &... Read morePublished on March 28, 2006 by Concerned Citizen