In the style of 'A Parliament of Owls', this is an illustrated selection of common and uncommon phobias - the intense, often irrational, fears or dislikes we have of all manner of things. Lists some 140 phobias, accompanied by more than 40 striking photos, many of which take a humorous view of the condition.
Examples include familiar phobias such as arachnophobia, the fear of spiders; and claustrophobia, the fear of enclosed spaces. There are also many less well-known ones, from anuptaphobia, the fear of staying single, to zemmiphobia, fear of the great mole rat.
A gift book guaranteed to inform and entertain at the same time.