Scream : chilling adventures in the science of fear
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Published:
New York : PublicAffairs, [2015].
Format:
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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"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." --

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English
ISBN:
9781610394826 (hardback), 1610394828 (hardback)

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Citation/References
Kirkus Review - Adult,071515
Citation/References
Library Journal,,080115, p. 114
Citation/References
Publisher's Weekly,081715
Description
"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.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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