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The Resource Normal Accidents : Living with High Risk Technologies

Normal Accidents : Living with High Risk Technologies

Label
Normal Accidents : Living with High Risk Technologies
Title
Normal Accidents
Title remainder
Living with High Risk Technologies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Normal Accidents analyzes the social side of technological risk. Charles Perrow argues that the conventional engineering approach to ensuring safety--building in more warnings and safeguards--fails because systems complexity makes failures inevitable. He asserts that typical precautions, by adding to complexity, may help create new categories of accidents. (At Chernobyl, tests of a new safety system helped produce the meltdown and subsequent fire.) By recognizing two dimensions of risk--complex versus linear interactions, and tight versus loose coupling--this book provides a powerful
Member of
Cataloging source
MERUC
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Perrow, Charles
Dewey number
  • 363.1
  • 363.11
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7262 .P55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2001 D-546
  • WA 485
NLM item number
P461n 1984a
Series statement
Princeton paperbacks
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  • Industrial accidents
  • Technology
  • Accidents
  • Accidents, Occupational
  • Risk Assessment
  • Technology
  • Accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Technology
  • Veiligheid
  • Risicoanalyse
  • Veiligheidsmaatregelen
  • Bedrijfsongevallen
  • Rampen
  • Risiko
  • Technik
Label
Normal Accidents : Living with High Risk Technologies
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-439) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Abnormal Blessings; Introduction; 1. Normal Accident at Three Mile Island; 2. Nuclear Power as a High-Risk System: Why We Have Not Had More TMIs-But Will Soon; 3. Complexity, Coupling, and Catastrophe; 4. Petrochemical Plants; 5. Aircraft and Airways; 6. Marine Accidents; 7. Earthbound Systems: Dams, Quakes, Mines, and Lakes; 8. Exotics: Space, Weapons, and DNA; 9. Living with High-Risk Systems; Afterword; Postscript: The Y2K Problem; List of Acronyms; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
843204302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (779 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400828494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843204302
Label
Normal Accidents : Living with High Risk Technologies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-439) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Abnormal Blessings; Introduction; 1. Normal Accident at Three Mile Island; 2. Nuclear Power as a High-Risk System: Why We Have Not Had More TMIs-But Will Soon; 3. Complexity, Coupling, and Catastrophe; 4. Petrochemical Plants; 5. Aircraft and Airways; 6. Marine Accidents; 7. Earthbound Systems: Dams, Quakes, Mines, and Lakes; 8. Exotics: Space, Weapons, and DNA; 9. Living with High-Risk Systems; Afterword; Postscript: The Y2K Problem; List of Acronyms; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
843204302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (779 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400828494
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)843204302

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