Normal Accidents: Living With High Risk Technologies - Updated Edition download free [PDF and Ebook] by Charles Perrow

Normal Accidents: Living With High Risk Technologies - Updated Edition download free [PDF and Ebook] by Charles Perrow year 1999
  • Book name: Normal Accidents: Living With High Risk Technologies - Updated Edition
  • Author: Charles Perrow
  • Release date: 1999/7/16
  • Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780691004129
  • Rating: 9.84 of 10
  • Votes: 431
  • Review by: Addisyn Butts
  • Review rating: 7.66 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/27
  • Total pages: 464
  • Includes a PDF summary of 43 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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. The first edition fulfilled one reviewer's prediction that it 'may mark the beginning of accident research.' In the new afterword to this edition Perrow reviews the extensive work on the major accidents of the last fifteen years, including Bhopal, Chernobyl, and the Challenger disaster. The new postscript probes what the author considers to be the 'quintessential 'Normal Accident'' of our time: the Y2K computer problem.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 21H23M44S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Industrial Relations & Safety, Technology: General Issues, Occupational / Industrial Health & Safety, Reliability Engineering, Impact Of Science & Technology On Society, Sociology & Anthropology
  • Available formats: DOC, AZW, JPG, PDF, EPUB, TXT, AZW3, WORD. Compressed in ZIP, RAR, ALZ, CAB
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 38.66 USD
  • Dimensions: 154.94x233.68x29.97mm
  • Weight: 624g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Jersey, United States
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