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The Resource Normal accidents : living with high-risk technologies, Charles Perrow ; with a new afterword and a postscript on the Y2K problem

Normal accidents : living with high-risk technologies, Charles Perrow ; with a new afterword and a postscript on the Y2K problem

Label
Normal accidents : living with high-risk technologies
Title
Normal accidents
Title remainder
living with high-risk technologies
Statement of responsibility
Charles Perrow ; with a new afterword and a postscript on the Y2K problem
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 framework for analyzing risks and the organizations that insist we run them."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
U2C
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perrow, Charles
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton paperbacks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial accidents
  • Technology
  • Accidents
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Accidents
  • Industrial accidents
  • Technology
  • Accidents, Occupational
  • Risk Assessment
  • Technology
Label
Normal accidents : living with high-risk technologies, Charles Perrow ; with a new afterword and a postscript on the Y2K problem
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Basic Books, 1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-439) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abnormal blessings -- Introduction -- Normal accident at Three Mile Island -- Nuclear power as a high-risk system: why we have not had more TMIs ... but will soon -- Complexity, coupling, and catastrophe -- Petrochemical plants -- Aircraft and airways -- Marine accidents -- Earthbound systems: dams, quakes, mines, and lakes -- Exotics: space, weapons, and DNA -- Living with high-risk systems -- Afterword -- Postscript: the Y2K problem -- List of acronyms
Control code
ocn773796342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 451 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400828494
Lccn
99032990
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttx823
  • 38b07a9b-016f-4c14-80da-37efb5c56878
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773796342
Label
Normal accidents : living with high-risk technologies, Charles Perrow ; with a new afterword and a postscript on the Y2K problem
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Basic Books, 1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 426-439) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abnormal blessings -- Introduction -- Normal accident at Three Mile Island -- Nuclear power as a high-risk system: why we have not had more TMIs ... but will soon -- Complexity, coupling, and catastrophe -- Petrochemical plants -- Aircraft and airways -- Marine accidents -- Earthbound systems: dams, quakes, mines, and lakes -- Exotics: space, weapons, and DNA -- Living with high-risk systems -- Afterword -- Postscript: the Y2K problem -- List of acronyms
Control code
ocn773796342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 451 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400828494
Lccn
99032990
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttx823
  • 38b07a9b-016f-4c14-80da-37efb5c56878
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773796342

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