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Risk Wise : Nine Everyday Adventures.

Author: Polly Morland
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Risk often gets a bad press. From the seemingly unnecessary actions of extreme sportspeople to the excessive risk appetites of serial entrepreneurs, the term 'risky' is often seen as synonymous with 'reckless', 'foolhardy' or even downright dangerous. But could any of us live in a world without risk, and would it be desirable to do so? Through a series of nine wonderfully rich pen portraits, Polly Morland takes us  Read more...
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Morland, Polly.
Risk Wise : Nine Everyday Adventures.
London : Profile Books, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Polly Morland
ISBN: 9781782831563 1782831568
OCLC Number: 904404303
Description: 1 online resource (162 pages)
Contents: Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Introduction; 1 Playing with fire; 2 Under the volcano; 3 The price of happiness; 4 Étoile; 5 The skyline; 6 Up in the air; 7 The law of gravity; 8 Possible futures; 9 A life to save; Conclusion; Afterword; Further reading; Acknowledgements.

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Risk often gets a bad press. From the seemingly unnecessary actions of extreme sportspeople to the excessive risk appetites of serial entrepreneurs, the term 'risky' is often seen as synonymous with 'reckless', 'foolhardy' or even downright dangerous. But could any of us live in a world without risk, and would it be desirable to do so? Through a series of nine wonderfully rich pen portraits, Polly Morland takes us on a journey through the world of risk, looking not at the extremes or exceptions, but at the routine risks we accept and embrace as part of our everyday lives, often.

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A great project ... through the variety of interesting stories, we see the colour and sophistication of people's reasoning. -- Michael Blastland * BBC Focus * Morland's brisk and thought-inducing Read more...

 
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