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The unthinkable : who survives when disaster strikes and why
Amanda Ripley
Adult Nonfiction BF698.35.R47 R57 2008

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Introduction: "Life Becomes Like Molten Metal"p. ix
Part 1 - Denialp. 1
1 - Delay: Procrastinating in Tower 1p. 3
2 - Risk: Gambling in New Orleansp. 22
Part 2 - Deliberationp. 53
3 - Fear: The Body and Mind of a Hostagep. 55
4 - Resilience: Staying Cool in Jerusalemp. 85
5 - Groupthink: Role Playing at the Beverly Hills Supper Club Firep. 108
Part 3 - The Decisive Momentp. 139
6 - Panic: A Stampede on Holy Groundp. 141
7 - Paralysis: Playing Dead in French Classp. 163
8 - Heroism: A Suicide Attempt on the Potomac Riverp. 179
Conclusion: Making New Instinctsp. 203
Author's Notep. 225
Notesp. 229
Selected Bibliographyp. 249
Indexp. 259

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