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It is easy to read, thorough and engaging.
I'm about 1/3 of the way through the book on the Kindle and I am enjoying it, however so far there have been several places where parts of the text are missing.
In his second seminal book on the topic, David Ropeik takes the reader on an in depth and insightful journey into the science and psychology of risk.
The first chapter of this book describes in fairly clear terms the way in which the brain processes information in a fight/flight/freeze scenario. Read morePublished 4 days ago by pumpkin
I was expecting more of psychology / neurobiology book based on the description provided. While there was a bit of that from time to time in the book, a lot of it worked out simply... Read morePublished 1 month ago by fauxgt4
This is a great guide for anyone who works for a large organization that ignores evidence based practices. Amygdalas beware!Published 9 months ago by Tom Ettel
This book introduces some surprising insights on how we perceive risk. It's not all rational. The numerous examples offer the opportunity to rate your own sense of risk.Published 11 months ago by John Manuel
I found this an easy read, but well worth the time spent to gain valuable insight into why we believe the things we believe and act the way we do, especially about serious things. Read morePublished 12 months ago by webed
In our schools we've been teaching how to memorize what one reads, but critical thinking is important --- how to evaluate what one reads. Ropiek apparently is not a scientist. Read morePublished 17 months ago by D. Bergin
First, it's important to understand what Ropeik's book is and it sets out to achieve - this is an introduction intended for the lay audience as to the science (both at the... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by S. Skutnik
I really wanted to like this book, but for me, it was a train wreck.
Simplistic: The author explains that a 1 out of 10 risk is a greater risk than a 1 out of 1000 risk. Read more