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Risk

Author: Layla Skinns; Michael Scott; Tony Cox
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Series: Darwin College lectures, 24.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recent events from the economic downturn to climate change mean that there has never been a better time to be thinking about and trying to better understand the concept of risk. In this book, prominent and eminent speakers from fields as diverse as statistics to classics, neuroscience to criminology, politics to astronomy, as well as speakers embedded in the media and in government have put their ideas down on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Layla Skinns; Michael Scott; Tony Cox
ISBN: 9780521171977 0521171970
OCLC Number: 714729271
Description: xii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox --
2. Quantifying uncertainty / David Spiegelhalter --
3. Decisions, risk and the brain / John P. O'Doherty --
4. Risk and government: the architectonics of blame avoidance / Christopher Hood --
5. Risk and the humanities: Alea iacta est / Mary Beard --
6. Terrorism and counterterrorism: what is at risk? / Lucia Zedner --
7. Risk and natural catastrophes: the long view / Mark Bailey --
8. Risk in the context of (human-induced) climate change / Robert Watson.
Series Title: Darwin College lectures, 24.
Responsibility: edited by Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox.
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