Psychologists firmly believe that people act differently when they are part of a group – the energy is higher, the behavior more loosened and the overall attitude less carefree. Thus crowd is an environment that can easily be subjected to a more open display of emotions, followed by sometimes inconsiderate actions which – in turn – can cause accidents. Human stampedes are a valid proof to this. Often triggered by a relatively small spark, the crowd crushing can cause mass panic, hysteria and subsequently – injuries or deaths. Experts state that providing an emergency back- up plan that includes everything from alternative exits to easily-available access for rescue forces is highly important and needs to be prepared before-hand, thus avoiding any possible tragedies. In order to find out more about the phenomenon known as mass panic and the most devastating human stampede incidents – read this book.