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Perilous progress : managing the hazards of technology

Author: Robert W Kates; Christoph Hohenemser; Jeanne X Kasperson
Publisher: Boulder [Colo.] : Westview Press, 1985.
Series: Westview special studies in science, technology, and public policy.
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Perilous progress.
Boulder, [Colo.] : Westview Press, 1985
(OCoLC)558789087
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Kates; Christoph Hohenemser; Jeanne X Kasperson
ISBN: 0813370256 9780813370255
OCLC Number: 11370335
Description: ix, 489 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Coping with technological hazards / Robert W. Kates, Christoph Hohenemser, Jeanne X. Kasperson --
Part one. Overview : Conceptualizing hazards --
Causal structure ; Hazard management / Roger E. Kasperson, Robert W. Kates, Christoph Hohenemser --
A causal taxonomy / Christoph Hohenemser, Robert W. Kates, Paul Slovic --
Characterizing perceived risk / Paul Slovic, Baruch Fischhoff, Sarah Lichtenstein --
Part two. Overview : Measuring consequences --
Human and nonhuman mortality / Robert C. Harriss, Christoph Hohenemser, Robert W. Kates --
Economic costs and losses / James Tuller --
Part three. Overview : Assessing hazards --
Automobile accidents / Christoph Hohenemser and Thomas Bick --
Airborne mercury / Robert C. Harriss and Christoph Hohenemser --
Nuclear power / Christoph Hohenemser, Rober E. Kasperson, Robert W. Kates --
Hazard assessment : art, science, and ideology / Robert W. Kates --
Weighing the risks / Baruch Fischhoff, Paul Slovic, Sarah Lichtenstein --
Part four. Overview : Managing hazards --
Tales of woe : a literature survey / Branden B. Johnson --
Regulating automobile safety / Thomas Bick, Christoph Hohenemser, Robert W. Kates --
Controlling PCBs / Abe Goldman --
The Consumer Product Safety Commission / Roger E. Kasperson and Thomas Bick --
Contraceptives : hazard by choice / Mary P. Lavine --
Television : a social hazard / Julie Graham and Roger E. Kasperson --
Congress as hazard manager / Branden B. Johnson.
Series Title: Westview special studies in science, technology, and public policy.
Responsibility: edited by Robert W. Kates, Christoph Hohenemser, and Jeanne X. Kasperson.

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