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Phobias : revealed and explained
Waters, Richard.
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Publication Information:
Hauppage, NY : Barron's, [2004]

Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Arranged into quick-reference sections, brief descriptions including word origin are provided for a variety of phobias and fears.
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RC535 .W38 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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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.

Author Notes

Richard Waters is a writer and actor with many stage and television credits. He has also written several novels, and was the sole actor as well as author of Red Wings, a one-man play about Richard Burton that recently appeared on the London stage. He lives in Brighton, England

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Celestialp. 8
Fish & birdsp. 10
Animalsp. 12
Plantsp. 14
Repilesp. 16
Insepts & Spidersp. 18
Land & seap. 20
Weatherp. 24
Science & maturep. 30
Daily eventsp. 36
At homep. 42
At workp. 51
Space & placep. 52
Transport & travelp. 62
Crime & punishmentp. 64
War & weaponsp. 66
Food & drinkp. 68
Peoplep. 70
Foreign peoplep. 74
Emotionsp. 76
Religionp. 88
Occultp. 94
Human body: formp. 96
Human body: functionp. 100
Love & sexp. 106
Medical conditionsp. 112
Medical termsp. 116
Numbers & shapesp. 122
Language & writingp. 124
Colorsp. 126
Picture creditsp. 128