The Gift of Fear : Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence (Paperback) - De Becker, Gavin/ Becker, Gavin De

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A personal security expert and behavioral consultant discusses the dangerous situations individuals may face, explains how to use the power of intuition to identify and avoid danger, and shares advice on restraining orders, self-defense tactics, and more. Reprint. *Author: De Becker, Gavin/ Becker, Gavin De *Subtitle: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence *Publication Date: 1999/06/01 *Number of Pages: 372 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780440508830
SKU 30470995
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0440508835
Release Date 4/10/2007
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"....de Becker offers a sometimes startling mixture of autobiography, anecdote, and detailed, even scholarly, examinations of the various qualities that contribute to violent situations, as well as the escalating stages that violent confrontations....His basic argument here--that all of us really do know when we are in the presence of danger....is persuasive."
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Annotation High-priced security consultant Gavin De Becker advises movie stars and government agencies on "the prediction and management of violence." Here he provides his own experience-derived guide to the telltale signs of serious threat. Arguing that our own intuitive power to sense danger is diminished by the human propensity for denial, De Becker's purpose is twofold: to alert his neighbors to the existence of real dangers, and to equip them with useful guidelines for recognizing and managing potentially violent situations.
Excerpt "Because of my sustained look at violence, because I have predicted the behavior of murderers, stalkers, would-be assassins, rejected boyfriends, estranged husbands, angry former employees, mass killers, and others, I am called an expert. I may have learned many lessons, but my basic premise in these pages is that you too are an expert at predicting violent behavior. Like every creature, you can know when you are in the presence of danger. You have the gift of a brilliant internal guardian that stands ready to warn you of hazards and guide you through risky situations."
First Line "He had probably been watching her for a while.We aren't sure--but what we do know is that she was not his first victim."
Editors Note Explains how to use the power of intuition to identify and avoid danger, and shares advice on restraining orders and self-defense tactics
Editors Note 4 Gavin de Becker, the nation's leading expert on predicting violent behavior, proves that we are all qualified to answer life's highest-stakes questions. "True fear is a gift," he says, because it is a survival signal that sounds only in the presence of danger; yet unwarranted fear has assumed a power over us that it holds over no other creature on earth. It need not be this way.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0384
Publisher Dell Publishing Company

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