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Next catastrophe : reducing our vulnerabilities to natural, industrial, and terrorist disasters

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton Univ Press, 2011.
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Charles Perrow is famous worldwide for his ideas about normal accidents, the notion that multiple and unexpected failures--catastrophes waiting to happen--are built into our society's complex systems. In The Next Catastrophe, he offers crucial insights into how to make us safer, proposing a bold new way of thinking about disaster preparedness. Perrow argues that rather than laying exclusive emphasis on protecting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Perrow, Charles.
Next catastrophe.
Princeton : Princeton Univ Press, 2011
(OCoLC)694831597
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Perrow
ISBN: 9781400838516 1400838517 9780691129976 0691129975
OCLC Number: 711000200
Awards: Short-listed for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2007
Commended for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2007
Description: 1 online resource (l, 377 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface to the Paperback Edition; Acknowledgments; Part One: Introduction and Natural Disasters; Part Two: Can Government Help?; Part Three: The Disastrous Private Sector; Part Four: What Is to Be Done?; Appendix A: Three Types of Redundancy; Appendix B: Networks of Small Firms; Bibliography; Index.
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