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20% chance of rain : exploring the concept of risk

Author: Richard B Jones
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2012.
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"There are plenty of books on specialized risk topics but few that deal with the broad diversity and daily applicability of this subject. Risk applications require a robust knowledge of many attributes of this seemingly simple subject. This book teaches the reader through examples and case studies the fundamental (and subtle) aspects of risk - regardless of the specific situation. The text allows the reader to  Read more...
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Jones, Richard B. (Richard Bradley), 1947-
20% chance of rain.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2012
(DLC) 2011015220
(OCoLC)726822517
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Jones
ISBN: 9781118116371 1118116372 9781118116340 1118116348 9781118116364 1118116364
OCLC Number: 761321520
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
Risk: Life's Question Mark --
Measurement: The Alchemist's Base --
Statistics: Numbers Looking for an Argument --
The Value of Life and Limb, Statistically Speaking --
The Evolution of Risk --
Frequency and Severity: Weighing the Risk --
What's in a Risk? Perception Creates Risk Reality --
Risk, Regulation, and Reason --
Earth, Air, and Water: The Not-So-Bare Essentials --
Food ⁵ for Thought --
Flying: The Not-So-Wild Blue Yonder --
Risk on the Roads --
An Incomplete List of Life's Risks --
Index.
Other Titles: Twenty percent chance of rain
Responsibility: Richard B. Jones.

Abstract:

"There are plenty of books on specialized risk topics but few that deal with the broad diversity and daily applicability of this subject. Risk applications require a robust knowledge of many attributes of this seemingly simple subject. This book teaches the reader through examples and case studies the fundamental (and subtle) aspects of risk - regardless of the specific situation. The text allows the reader to understand the concept of risk analysis while not getting too involved in the mathematics; in this method the reader can apply these techniques across a wide range of situations. The second edition includes new examples from NASA and several other industries as well as new case studies from legal databases. The many real-life discussion topics enable the reader to form an understanding of the concepts of risk and risk management and apply them to day-to-day issues"--
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