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The Resource Risk in extreme environments : preparing, avoiding, mitigating and managing, edited by Vicki Bier, (electronic resource)

Risk in extreme environments : preparing, avoiding, mitigating and managing, edited by Vicki Bier, (electronic resource)

Label
Risk in extreme environments : preparing, avoiding, mitigating and managing
Title
Risk in extreme environments
Title remainder
preparing, avoiding, mitigating and managing
Statement of responsibility
edited by Vicki Bier
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Risk in Extreme Environments presents a wide-ranging discussion of approaches for assessing and managing extreme risks. Extreme events are not only severe, but also outside the normal range of experience of the system in question, and can include environmental catastrophe; engineering failure; financial or business meltdown; and nuclear or other extreme terrorism. The book focuses on synthesizing research results in a way that provides insights useful to decision makers, and enables them to ask probing questions about the risks faced by their organizations, identify creative solutions, and minimize the neglect of extreme risks that can come from a focus on mundane or ordinary management challenges.The book details case studies on nuclear power, infectious diseases, and global catastrophic risks, in addition to sections on risk assessment, risk management, and risk perceptions. Since effective management benefits from an interdisciplinary perspective, the chapter authors include experts in economics, engineering, geography, law, political science, psychology, sociology, and science in addition to risk analysis.Risk in Extreme Environments is an accessible and valuable resource for risk managers and other decision makers responsible for large complex business and government decisions, while also providing enough detail and references to be informative for risk analysts interested in learning more about technical aspects of the various methods."--Provided by publisher.--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Dewey number
658.155
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bier, Vicki M.
Series statement
T&F EBS eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk management
  • Disasters
  • Accidents
  • Emergency management
  • Risk
Label
Risk in extreme environments : preparing, avoiding, mitigating and managing, edited by Vicki Bier, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315557540
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315557540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317029939
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048765656
Label
Risk in extreme environments : preparing, avoiding, mitigating and managing, edited by Vicki Bier, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315557540
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315557540
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317029939
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048765656

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