The Museum of Phobias
Phobias extend beyond the fear of things many people say
they're afraid of, like spiders or snakes. Some suffer from hippophobia—or the
fear of horses. Or they may have an intense fear of beards, or pogonophobia.
Whatever phobia you can imagine, it's found in this sometimes creepy, sometimes
unbelievable, and, most importantly, true-to-life set. Curious readers learn how
these phobias may develop and manifest in daily life. Combined with scientific
explanations for the reactions of fear, this set will engage both the fearful
and the fearless.
• Ten different phobias included in each book
content including discussion of the nervous system complements science
• Sidebars and fact boxes supply historical and pop culture