Fear Itself: The Origin and Nature of the Powerful Emotion That Shapes Our Lives and Our World

By Rush Dozier Jr.
Read by Patrick Cullen

10.80 Hours 07/01/1999 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780786198016

What is fear?  Where does it come from?  What purpose does it serve?  Why are some fears universal when others vary from person to person and from culture to culture?  In this fascinating book, Pulitzer–prize nominated science writer Rush Dozier, Jr. takes us on a thrilling journey through the brain science and everyday reality of this most human emotion. Fears mold the most mundane aspects of our existence and the very structure of our societies, reflecting in terrorism, violence, secret police, and distrust of outsiders. Yet it is fear itself that simultaneously pushes us to mature and fulfill our deepest human potential.

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Summary

What is fear?  Where does it come from?  What purpose does it serve?  Why are some fears universal when others vary from person to person and from culture to culture?  In this fascinating book, Pulitzer–prize nominated science writer Rush Dozier, Jr. takes us on a thrilling journey through the brain science and everyday reality of this most human emotion. Fears mold the most mundane aspects of our existence and the very structure of our societies, reflecting in terrorism, violence, secret police, and distrust of outsiders. Yet it is fear itself that simultaneously pushes us to mature and fulfill our deepest human potential.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dozier does an excellent job of providing an overview of how the brain works while demonstrating the far-reaching effects that the primal emotion of fear has on both individuals and society.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] highly readable guide to the biology and psychology underlying fight and flight.” Amazon.com Review
“Patrick Cullen’s voice is light and pleasant, almost lively, as he relates intricate points of modern neuroscience. His relaxed pacing benefits the reading of a complicated book.” AudioFile
“Readers will learn much from Dozier’s fascinating study.” Booklist
“A fascinating exploration of a primal human emotion, from its neurological basis to its impact on society…Dozier ranges widely and illustrates vividly…Dozier’s anecdotal material about fear is memorable, and his speculations are provocative.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Rush Dozier Jr.

Rush W. Dozier Jr. is a Harvard-educated, Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist and science writer and the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Fear Itself. His writing on nuclear proliferation was honored as the best in the country by the United Nations Association. He lives in Pasadena, California.

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English