Nerve

Nerve Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool

Hardback (07 Apr 2011)

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Synopsis

Nerves make us bomb job interviews, first dates, and SATs. With a presentation looming at work, fear robs us of sleep for days. It paralyzes seasoned concert musicians and freezes rookie cops in tight situations. And yet not everyone cracks. Soldiers keep their heads in combat; firemen rush into burning buildings; unflappable trauma doctors juggle patient after patient. It's not that these people feel no fear; often, in fact, they're riddled with it.

In Nerve, Taylor Clark draws upon cutting-edge science and painstaking reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise. Using a wide range of case studies, Clark overturns the popular myths about anxiety and fear to explain why some people thrive under pressure, while others falter-and how we can go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence.

Book information

ISBN: 9780316042895
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Imprint: Little, Brown and Company
Pub date:
DEWEY: 152.46
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 310
Weight: 546g
Height: 158mm
Width: 236mm
Spine width: 28mm