Careful! The Surprising Science Behind Everyday Calamities – and How You Can Avoid Them
Author: Steve Casner
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, 2017
Our world has become more complex than ever, and staying safe seems like a daunting task. The modern world is filled with hazards and distractions, and yet, most people tend to take their safety for granted to save money or time.
In his entertaining debut, author Steve Casner explains how injury-prone humans have become and examines the possible reasons. He identifies six human behaviours that lead to mishaps: inattention, making errors, taking risks, failing to think ahead, not looking out for one another, and being unwilling to offer or take in advice. Using real-life examples, research studies and statistics, Casner also addresses the potential, unexpected perils in daily situations, such as when caring for children, travelling or even visiting the doctor!
Informative and witty, Careful! encourages readers to think about the precautions they take on a daily basis, and be inspired to take control of their own safety to get through everyday living in one piece.
Reviewed by Jaslin Koh, National Library Board (NLB).
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