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24%OFFAmanda Ripley - The Unthinkable: Who survives when disaster strikes - and why - 9780099525721 - V9780099525721
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The Unthinkable: Who survives when disaster strikes - and why

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Description for The Unthinkable: Who survives when disaster strikes - and why Paperback. Investigates some of the harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together exactly how we react in a crisis. Through interviews with survivors and experts, this work shows how primitive parts of our brains take over when we're put under pressure, and demonstrates that we can, in fact, train ourselves to do better. Num Pages: 304 pages, ill. BIC Classification: VSP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 199 x 130 x 19. Weight in Grams: 230.

It was 8.46 a.m. on 9/11 when Elia Zedeño, who had worked in the World Trade Center for twenty-one years, heard a booming explosion and felt the building lurch violently to the south. She grabbed her desk, taking her feet off the floor, and screamed, 'What's happening?'

How would you react to a disaster? Would you be paralysed with fear? Would you panic and lose control? Or might you suddenly discover hidden strengths in yourself?

In The Unthinkable, award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates some of the most harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together exactly how ... Read more

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Product Details

Publisher
Cornerstone United Kingdom
Number of pages
304
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2009
Condition
New
Number of Pages
320
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780099525721
SKU
V9780099525721
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 5 to 9 working days
Ref
99-97

About Amanda Ripley
Amanda Ripley, longtime staff writer for Time, has been extensively involved in the magazine's 'Person of the Year' cover stories and now covers homeland security and risk from Washington, DC. Her disaster reporting recently helped Time win two National Magazine Awards.

Reviews for The Unthinkable: Who survives when disaster strikes - and why
A must read. We need books like this to help us understand the world in which we live.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of 'The Black Swan' and 'Fooled By Randomness' A fascinating book ... The Unthinkable is part study of the science of reaction to extreme fear, part indictment of the US government's response to the terrorist threat, part ... Read more

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