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|All Authors / Contributors:||
James R Chiles
|Notes:||"With a new introduction on the collapse of the World Trade Center towers"--Cover.
"As seen on The History Channel"--Cover.
|Description:||xxx, 338 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm|
Special introduction to the paperback edition --
Introduction : On the machine frontier : new technology and old habits --
Shock wave : high tech on the high seas --
Blind spot : baffled and bewildered inside the massive system --
Rush to judgment : when flagship projects run out of time --
Doubtless : testing is such a bother --
Really bad day : panic and triumph on the machine frontier --
Tunnel vision : go away, I'm busy --
Red line running : humans have a limit, too --
Crack in the system : failure starts slow, but it grows --
Healthy fear : alive and alert at danger's edge --
That human touch : how little errors make big accidents --
Robbing the pillar : slacking off with the high-power system --
Machine man : surviving and thriving on the new frontier --
Disasters, calamities, and near misses cited in the book.
|Other Titles:||Lessons from the edge of technology : an inside look at catastrophes and why they happen
Inside look at catastrophes and why they happen
|Responsibility:||James R. Chiles.|
"ultimatly hopeful, recounting numerous acts of foresight or bravery in the face of bureaucratic opposition" -- Publisher's Weekly "Full of scary news, but unsensational and thoroughly documented.