What's There to Be Afraid Of?
Are you worried that a life of poverty awaits you in old age? Anxious that our planet is under threat from climate change? You’re not alone. But should you really be worried? This revealing book strips away the hysteria that surrounds over forty of today’s most common scare stories, from overpopulation and murder rates to fish shortages and obesity levels.
Hugh Aldersey-Williams studied natural sciences at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He is a writer and curator and is the author of numerous books on architecture, design, and science. He lives in Norfolk, England.