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Normal accidents : living with high-risk technologies

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety - building in more warnings and safeguards - fails because systems  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Perrow, Charles.
Normal accidents.
New York : Basic Books, ©1984
(OCoLC)558547854
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Perrow
ISBN: 046505143X 9780465051434 0465051448 9780465051441 0465051421 9780465051427
OCLC Number: 10229932
Description: x, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Normal accident at Three Mile Island --
Nuclear power as a high-risk system: why we have not had more TMIs --
but will soon --
Complexity, coupling and catastrophe --
Petrochemical plants --
Aircraft and airways --
Marine accidents --
Earthbound systems: dams, quakes, mines, and lakes --
Exotics: space, weapons and DNA --
Living with high-risk systems.
Responsibility: Charles Perrow.

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