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Foolproof : why safety can be dangerous and how danger makes us safe, Greg Ip

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Foolproof : why safety can be dangerous and how danger makes us safe
Title
Foolproof
Title remainder
why safety can be dangerous and how danger makes us safe
Statement of responsibility
Greg Ip
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We have learned a staggering amount about human nature and disaster -- yet we keep having car crashes, floods, and financial crises. Partly this is because the success we have at making life safer enables us to take bigger risks. As our cities, transport systems, and financial markets become more interconnected and complex, so does the potential for catastrophe. How do we stay safe? Should we? What if our attempts are exposing us even more to the very risks we are avoiding? Would acceptance of danger make us more secure? Is there such a thing as foolproof?" --
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1964-
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Ip, Greg
Dewey number
158.1 I64 2015
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD61
LC item number
.I62 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk management
  • Life skills
  • Danger perception
  • Survival
Label
Foolproof : why safety can be dangerous and how danger makes us safe, Greg Ip
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-312) 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
Progressives, engineers, and ecologists -- "Please, God, not in my district": before the economy could destroy itself, first Paul Volcker had to save it -- Now is the time to panic: what to do when safety fails -- More risk, please: the unintended consequences of football helmets and antilock brakes -- The trouble with savings: from gold standard to euro -- Unnatural disaster: the high cost of taming Mother Nature -- Good risk, bad risk: balancing safety with disaster -- The rescuer's dilemma: chaos today or chaos tomorrow? -- The price of peace of mind: why insurance protects us from small disasters but not big ones -- "If you think you are dangerous, you are safe": why airplanes hardly ever crash -- A foolproofer's handbook: how to make the most of our best instincts
Control code
1617539
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316286046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1617539
  • (OCoLC)902831348
Label
Foolproof : why safety can be dangerous and how danger makes us safe, Greg Ip
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-312) 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
Progressives, engineers, and ecologists -- "Please, God, not in my district": before the economy could destroy itself, first Paul Volcker had to save it -- Now is the time to panic: what to do when safety fails -- More risk, please: the unintended consequences of football helmets and antilock brakes -- The trouble with savings: from gold standard to euro -- Unnatural disaster: the high cost of taming Mother Nature -- Good risk, bad risk: balancing safety with disaster -- The rescuer's dilemma: chaos today or chaos tomorrow? -- The price of peace of mind: why insurance protects us from small disasters but not big ones -- "If you think you are dangerous, you are safe": why airplanes hardly ever crash -- A foolproofer's handbook: how to make the most of our best instincts
Control code
1617539
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316286046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1617539
  • (OCoLC)902831348

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