By: Tracey Brown and Michael Hanlon
Does an airline pilot really need to surrender his tweezers at airport security when he’s about to board an aircraft equipped with an axe on the back of the cockpit door?
Can a mobile phone really cause a major explosion at a petrol station? And is there really a good reason why you should be prevented from swimming in a lake more than a foot deep?
These rules exist, and they exist in the name of our own protection. But in this engrossing dissection of global safety rules and security regulations, authors Tracey Brown and Michael Hanlon dig a little deeper to discover the real reasons behind many of the instructions we obey without questioning their creators’ motives.