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Worst cases : terror and catastrophe in the popular imagination

Author: Lee Ben Clarke
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys the full range of possible catastrophes that animate and dominate the popular imagination, from toxic spills and terrorism to plane crashes and pandemics. The author explores how the ubiquity  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Clarke, Lee Ben.
Worst cases.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005008994
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Ben Clarke
OCLC Number: 872439476
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 févr. 2014).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xi, 213 p.)
Contents: 1. Worst cases : be afraid, be very afraid --
2. The sky could be falling : globally relevant disasters and the perils of probabilism --
3. What's the worst that can happen? 4. Power, politics, and panic in worst cases --
5. Silver linings : the good from the worst --
6. Living and dying in worst case worlds.
Responsibility: Lee Clarke.

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