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Author Casner, Steve, author.

Title Careful : a user's guide to our injury-prone minds / Steve Casner.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  613.6 CAS    DUE 10-09-20
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Description 326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-312) and index.
Summary The modern world can be a dangerous place, filled with fast cars, smartphones, new drugs, and thrill sports. Meanwhile, we humans are as fragile as ever. In fact, after a century of steady improvement, injuries and accidental deaths are on the rise. Steve Casner has devoted his career to studying the psychology of safety, and he knows there's not a safety warning we won't ignore or a foolproof device we can't turn into an implement of disaster. Careful helps us understand why we do things like insist on the fat-free salad dressing but then text and drive. Casner explains the psychological traps that can lead us to the scene of an accident. They're the same whether you're a pilot, a Hollywood stuntwoman, a parent, or the owner of a clogged dishwasher you're trying to fix with a screwdriver. Then Casner shows us how and when the injuries happen, so we know exactly what we should really be worrying about.
Subject Accidents -- Prevention.
Safety education.
Public safety.
Industrial safety.
ISBN 9780399574092
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