Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why

This one has been around for a few years, but really is essential reading for anyone wanting to prepare for disaster situations. It looks at the psychology of how we respond in all kind of emergencies from fire alarms to widespread disasters (hint: a bigger problem than panic is freezing and not taking any action). With numerous and moving examples from 9/11 the author really makes you rethink what you assume about what you and others will do in a disaster

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