The Resource Risk, edited by Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox

Risk, edited by Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox

Label
Risk
Title
Risk
Statement of responsibility
edited by Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent events from the economic downturn to climate change mean that there has never been a better time to be thinking about and trying to better understand the concept of risk. In this book, prominent and eminent speakers from fields as diverse as statistics to classics, neuroscience to criminology, politics to astronomy, as well as speakers embedded in the media and in government have put their ideas down on paper in a series of essays that broaden our understanding of the meaning of risk. After twenty-five years, the prestigious Darwin College Lectures are one of the most popular public lecture series at the University of Cambridge. The risk lectures in 2010 were amongst the most popular yet and, in essay form, they make for a lively and engaging read for specialists and non-specialists alike"--
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1101
LC item number
.R548 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1981-
  • 1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Skinns, Layla
  • Scott, Michael
  • Cox, Tony
Series statement
The Darwin College lectures
Series volume
25
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk
  • Risk perception
  • Risk assessment
  • REFERENCE
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk perception
  • Risk
  • Risiko
  • Unsicherheit
  • Risiko
  • Risikoanalyse
Label
Risk, edited by Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox; 2. Quantifying uncertainty David Spiegelhalter; 3. Decisions, risk and the brain John P. O'Doherty; 4. Risk and government: the architectonics of blame avoidance Christopher Hood; 5. Risk and the humanities: alea iacta est Mary Beard; 6. Terrorism and counterterrorism: what is at risk? Lucia Zedner; 7. Risk and natural catastrophes: the long view Mark Bailey; 8. Risk in the context of (human-induced) climate change Robert Watson
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780521171977
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011019857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714729271
  • (OCoLC)ocn714729271
Label
Risk, edited by Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox; 2. Quantifying uncertainty David Spiegelhalter; 3. Decisions, risk and the brain John P. O'Doherty; 4. Risk and government: the architectonics of blame avoidance Christopher Hood; 5. Risk and the humanities: alea iacta est Mary Beard; 6. Terrorism and counterterrorism: what is at risk? Lucia Zedner; 7. Risk and natural catastrophes: the long view Mark Bailey; 8. Risk in the context of (human-induced) climate change Robert Watson
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 189 pages
Isbn
9780521171977
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011019857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714729271
  • (OCoLC)ocn714729271

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