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The unthinkable : who survives when disaster strikes and why, Amanda Ripley

Label
The unthinkable : who survives when disaster strikes and why
Title
The unthinkable
Title remainder
who survives when disaster strikes and why
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Ripley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality--anything we've ever learned, thought, or dreamed of--ultimately matter? Journalist Amanda Ripley set out to discover what lies beyond fear and speculation, retracing the human response to some of history's epic disasters. She comes back with wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain's fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses. Most unexpectedly, she discovers the brain's ability to do much, much better, with just a little help.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ripley, Amanda
Dewey number
155.9/35
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF698.35.R47
LC item number
R57 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Resilience (Personality trait)
  • Disasters
  • Disaster relief
  • Preparedness
  • Risk management
  • Emergency management
  • Crisis intervention (Mental health services)
  • Disaster victims
  • Disasters
Label
The unthinkable : who survives when disaster strikes and why, Amanda Ripley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction : "life becomes like molten metal" -- pt. 1: Denial. Delay : procrastinating in Tower 1 -- Risk : gambling in New Orleans -- pt. 2: Deliberation. Fear : the body and mind of a hostage -- Resilience : staying cool in Jerusalem -- Groupthink : role playing at the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire -- pt. 3: The decisive moment. Panic : a stampede on holy ground -- Paralysis : playing dead in French class -- Heroism : a suicide attempt on the Potomac River -- Conclusion : making new instincts
  • Denial -- Deliberation -- The decisive moment
Control code
ocn174040154
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 266 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307352897
Lccn
2007040315
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)174040154
Label
The unthinkable : who survives when disaster strikes and why, Amanda Ripley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction : "life becomes like molten metal" -- pt. 1: Denial. Delay : procrastinating in Tower 1 -- Risk : gambling in New Orleans -- pt. 2: Deliberation. Fear : the body and mind of a hostage -- Resilience : staying cool in Jerusalem -- Groupthink : role playing at the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire -- pt. 3: The decisive moment. Panic : a stampede on holy ground -- Paralysis : playing dead in French class -- Heroism : a suicide attempt on the Potomac River -- Conclusion : making new instincts
  • Denial -- Deliberation -- The decisive moment
Control code
ocn174040154
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 266 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307352897
Lccn
2007040315
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)174040154

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