Slithering snakes, creepy crawlies, harrowing heights — everybody is afraid of something! <i>Phobiapedia</i> is an encyclopedia of all the things we fear the most, from more common fears like spiders (arachnophobia), heights (acrophobia), and confined spaces (claustrophobia) to the strange and unusual like dust (koniophobia) and the color yellow (xanthophobia). From their fascinating names to their fearsome effects, <i>Phobiapedia</i> explores all aspects of the things that make us shiver and scream. You'll learn what makes us fear them and why sometimes it's not such a bad idea to be scared. Packed with amazing images and filled with facts and figures, here at your fingertips is the truth behind the scariest things on the planet.