Scream : chilling adventures in the science of fear
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New York : PublicAffairs, [2015].
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Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
xii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
Status:
Hillwood High - Teen Non-Fiction
302 Ker
Hume-Fogg High Magnet - Teen Non-Fiction
302.17 KER
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Shiver-inducing science not for the faint of heart. No one studies fear quite like Margee Kerr. A sociologist who moonlights at one of America's scariest and most popular haunted houses, she has seen grown men laugh, cry, and push their loved ones aside as they run away in terror. And she's kept careful notes on what triggers these responses and why. Fear is a universal human experience, but do we really understand it? If we're so terrified of monsters and serial killers, why do we flock to the theaters to see them? Why do people avoid thinking about death, but jump out of planes and swim with sharks? For Kerr, there was only one way to find out. In this eye-opening, adventurous book, she takes us on a tour of the world's scariest experiences: into an abandoned prison long after dark, hanging by a cord from the highest tower in the Western hemisphere, and deep into Japan's mysterious "suicide forest." She even goes on a ghost hunt with a group of paranormal adventurers. Along the way, Kerr shows us the surprising science from the newest studies of fear--what it means, how it works, and what it can do for us. Full of entertaining science and the thrills of a good ghost story, this book will make you think, laugh--and scream.
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English
ISBN:
9781610394826 (hardback), 1610394828 (hardback)

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Kirkus Review - Adult,071515
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Library Journal,,080115, p. 114
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Publisher's Weekly,081715
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"For as long as we've gathered by campfires to tell ghost stories, humans have always loved a good scare. Our obsession with getting scared is obvious to anyone who visits ScareHouse, a haunted house in Pittsburgh that is annually ranked among the scariest in the country, and has become a booming attraction with nearly 150 employees and lines wrapping around the block. It even has its own sociologist, who conducts surveys and observations to make its performances ever more terrifying. Her name is Margee Kerr. Not merely content to observe others' fear, she confronts it in the form of things like skydiving, paranormal investigations, and a visit to Japan's infamous 'suicide forest.' In her willingness to explore the world's scariest attractions, Kerr shows why we seek out terror even when there is plenty to fear in everyday life." --,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kerr, M. (2015). Scream: chilling adventures in the science of fear. First edition. New York: PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kerr, Margee. 2015. Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear. New York: PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kerr, Margee, Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear. New York: PublicAffairs, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kerr, Margee. Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear. First edition. New York: PublicAffairs, 2015. Print.

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