Here's an entertaining look into the many different causes of our ordinary, everyday fears. Some people are afraid of spiders, others fear large dogs, and a few unlucky souls even suffer from phobophobia-a fear of being afraid! Phobias is a fun-packed reference guide to the weird world of things that make people afraid, from ablutophobia, a fear of washing, to zelophobia, the fear of being jealous. Whether reasonable or irrational, virtu-ally every one of us has a phobia of one kind or another, and here is the book that names and explains them. Arranged in the form of quick-reference sections, this engaging book helps readers explore their fears and enlightens them about the origins of each qualm and trepidation.
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 1 edition (Jan. 1 2004)