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How Risky Is It, Really?: Why Our Fears Don't Always Match the Facts Hardcover – 1 Apr 2010

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary (1 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071629696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071629690
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,049,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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7/10 [Ropeik's] book explains how [we are lead] to make mistakes when assessing risk... including lots of entertaining quizzes. --BA Business Life, July 2010

About the Author

David Ropeik is an international consultant and widely sought-after public speaker on risk perception and risk communication. Ropeik is an instructor at the Harvard University Extension School's Environmental Management Program and taught risk perception and risk communication at Harvard School of Public Heath (2000-2006). He was a commentator on risk for NPR Morning Edition program and has been a guest host for NPR's “The Connection.” He has written articles about risk perception for The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, and The Boston Globe, and Nova among others.


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