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Flirting with disaster : why accidents are rarely accidental, Marc Gerstein with Michael Ellsberg ; foreword and afterword by Daniel Ellsberg

Label
Flirting with disaster : why accidents are rarely accidental
Title
Flirting with disaster
Title remainder
why accidents are rarely accidental
Statement of responsibility
Marc Gerstein with Michael Ellsberg ; foreword and afterword by Daniel Ellsberg
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite warnings of impending disaster, preemptive action is rarely taken by those who have the ability to do so. How do smart, high-powered people, leaders of global corporations, national institutions, even nations, often get it so wrong? While most investigations focus on the technical causes of disaster, Flirting With Disaster examines the psychological, social, and cultural impediments to whistle-blowing, showing what we can do to reduce the possibility of disasters happening at all"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerstein, Marc S
Dewey number
363.34
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV551.2
LC item number
.G466 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ellsberg, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Emergency management
  • Disasters
  • Preparedness
  • Disaster relief
Label
Flirting with disaster : why accidents are rarely accidental, Marc Gerstein with Michael Ellsberg ; foreword and afterword by Daniel Ellsberg
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bystanders among us -- Human biases and distortions -- Understanding uncertainty : why did so many people bet against Katrina? -- Space Shuttle Challenger : cold, warm, and hot causes of disasters -- Chernobyl, faulty design, and the interplay of humans and technology -- The Vioxx disaster and BP : the seduction of profits -- When all the backups failed : how American F-15s accidentally shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawks -- Butterfly wings and stone heads : how complexity influences catastrophe in policy decisions -- The collapse of Arthur Andersen : the role of organizational culture -- When countries go bankrupt : the prisoner's dilemma writ large -- What have we learned? What can we do? -- Advice for leaders
Control code
ocn179788884
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages
Isbn
9781402753039
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2008298225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 951171
  • (Sirsi) o179788884
  • (OCoLC)179788884
Label
Flirting with disaster : why accidents are rarely accidental, Marc Gerstein with Michael Ellsberg ; foreword and afterword by Daniel Ellsberg
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-328) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The bystanders among us -- Human biases and distortions -- Understanding uncertainty : why did so many people bet against Katrina? -- Space Shuttle Challenger : cold, warm, and hot causes of disasters -- Chernobyl, faulty design, and the interplay of humans and technology -- The Vioxx disaster and BP : the seduction of profits -- When all the backups failed : how American F-15s accidentally shot down two U.S. Army Black Hawks -- Butterfly wings and stone heads : how complexity influences catastrophe in policy decisions -- The collapse of Arthur Andersen : the role of organizational culture -- When countries go bankrupt : the prisoner's dilemma writ large -- What have we learned? What can we do? -- Advice for leaders
Control code
ocn179788884
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 340 pages
Isbn
9781402753039
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2008298225
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 951171
  • (Sirsi) o179788884
  • (OCoLC)179788884

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