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The Unthinkable
The Unthinkable: Who Survives when Disaster Strikes - and why | Amanda Ripley
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Offers a glimpse at disasters and their aftermath, describing the three stages of disaster response, how we react--or do not react--in moments of catastrophe, and how we can train ourselves and other victims to survive in the event of a disaster.
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BittersweetBooks
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Nothing imprints the brain more effectively than fear. Certain details from life-or-death events stay with us for the rest of our lives, like scars in our consciousness ✈️🚗🔥🌪

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Research into various disasters across the world and how humans react. The author experienced simulations and spoke to survivors of these events as well as experts in fire, flood, safety, human psychology, etc., who study how to try and prevent disasters. My big takeaway is that we need to share information more and trust in the public. If the citizenry is aware of how to keep themselves and their families safe, then the outcome is always better.

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lisakoby
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Absolutely fantastic book on the human response to disasters; well-researched and written. Highly recommended! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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kiminreverse
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Did you know that youre 5x more likely to kill yourself than to be killed by someone else? Or that the number of Americans killed by terrorists in the last 50 years is dwarfed by the number killed by food allergies? This book is *fascinating* if you're like me and love understanding how and why people do what they do.

valeriegeary Yes please! Want! 2y
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keithmalek

In the two years after 9/11, an estimated 2,302 additional people were killed in car accidents because they were afraid to fly.