Warwick Cairns

Warwick Cairns (born 1962) is a British author. His three books include: How to Live Dangerously, About the Size of It, and In Praise of Savagery.

British author
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Warwick Cairns
Born 1962 (age 5859)
Dagenham, Essex
Language English
Alma mater Keele University; Yale University
Genre Non-fiction
Children Two daughters

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Cairns was born in Dagenham, Essex, England. He was educated in English and psychology at Keele University in England and English at Yale University in the United States,[1] where he studied under Professor Harold Bloom.[2]

His first book, About the Size of It (Pan Macmillan, 2007) championed the cause of traditional systems of measurement.[3] His second, How to Live Dangerously (Pan Macmillan, 2008 and St. Martin’s Press, 2009) criticised the excessive concern with ‘Health & Safety’ throughout much of the industrialised world and argued that it is necessary to embrace risk to live life to the full.[4][5] The most frequently-quoted statistic in How to Live Dangerously is described thus by Steven Pinker: “The writer Warwick Cairns calculated that if you wanted your child to be kidnapped and held overnight by a stranger, you’d have to leave the child outside and unattended for 750,000 years unless you live in Detroit.”[6] His third book, In Praise of Savagery, tells the story of a 1930s expedition by the British explorer Wilfred Thesiger, and a journey to meet him in a mud hut in Africa towards the end of his life.[7][8]

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