Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off! The Science Museum Book of Scary Things (and Ways to Avoid Them) by Glenn Murphy

Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off! The Science Museum Book of Scary Things (and Ways to Avoid Them)

Written by Glenn Murphy

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This amazing book takes apart your deepest, darkest fears – whether it’s meeting a shark, going to the dentist, fear of a disease or thunder or lightning - and hopefully cures you of all of them. There are oodles of lovely facts and figures to take in that in turn may help you to realise that the fear of something can be overcome. By the end of it your fears and phobias will have subsided.


Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off! The Science Museum Book of Scary Things (and Ways to Avoid Them) by Glenn Murphy

In Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off! , Glenn Murphy shows us that it is OK to be scared and that there are very good reasons why we are able to feel fear. He looks closely at our most common fears, including natural disasters, predators, spiders, disease, needles, dentists, crashes, darkness, speaking in public, heights, ghosts and monsters, to show us how much of that fear is perhaps unnecessary. The result is a fun, carefully pitched, popular-science title that mixes great true-life stories with the psychology of fear, the statistical probabilities of things happening and a lot of reassurance.

About the Author

Glenn Murphy

Glenn Murphy received his masters in science communication from London’s Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine. He wrote Why is Snot Green? whilst managing the Explainer team at the Science Museum in London. In 2007 he moved to the United States. He now lives and works in North Carolina, with his wife Heather and an increasingly large and ill-tempered cat.

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288 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

3rd July 2009




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