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Normal Accidents; Living with High-Risk Technologies - Perrow, Charles
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Omaha, Nebraska: Westchester House Publishers, 1993. Second Edition. Quarto; VG/no-DJ paperback; Blue spine with red, white and black text; Clean wraps with a small spot of fading to back cover, information on the Wright Paterson AFB Educational Fund laid-in; Tight unmarked copy with a few spots of nearly undetectable foxing. pp 276, ISBN: 0961791721 Editor's Preface: "This second edition of our book, Test Flying at Old Wright Field, was undertaken to add another dimension to a work that has been widely acclaimed in the aviation World. Photographs have been added, along with more than thirty new stories. The book is organized in a most traditional manner. Bomber aircraft are grouped in their numerical order, as are fighters. The cargo section includes trainers, helicopters, transport and miscellaneous airplanes. The foreign types are grouped together as German, French, British and Russian. Other books have been written by spectators about the dangerous deeds that have been done to make flying safer, but here are stories written by the test pilots and engineers themselves. The authors represent a cross section of the personnel assigned to flight testing during this time period, the 1940's and 195O's. Some of the pilots have had experience in over 100 airplanes and represent the best talent available. Pilots the World over love to recall their experiences and share their stories. They recollect the incidents that tested their skills to the limit, while still recognizing that chance may have helped to avoid some catastrophes. The more proficient pilots often have the best stories, and the telling may involve a myriad of technical details leading up to a crisis. Of course, all such anecdotes must stand up to the critiques of their peers, and those presented here have had that sanction. Ken Chilstrom was the initiator in 1990 of a "call for papers" to our group, the members of the Wright Stuff Association. He collected these adventures in aviation and, when prospective publishers abandoned us, he, Rosie Rosengarten and Penn Leary resolved to publish them themselves. ln editing them, the individual author's text has been left alone as much as possible, but here and there has been added a Word or two for clarification and occasional punctuation. There are some test pilot's idioms and engineer's technical terms remaining that may escape the untutored reader but they confer an authentic flavor to the text. At the end of WW II Wright-Patterson Field had its ramps and hangars filled with all types of fighters, bombers, transports, and helicopters, and these included many foreign types. It is certain that there has never been a period in aviation that produced such sheer numbers of aircraft, and such great challenges for test pilots and engineers. The tales that follow are the personal experiences of our Wright Stuff members. Some of them include the names of others who lost their lives in the pursuit of their work. Therefore, this book is dedicated to them, and to all those who participated in flight testing at Wright Field. The authors were not compensated for their writing. They assigned their copyrights to the Wright-Patterson AFB Educational Fund, an organization dedicated to providing scholarships and student loans for children of base personnel. We believe these narratives are worthy of perpetuation and, as you will see, they are fun to read. Put yourselves in the cockpits of the airplanes that are about to take off. The ride may be terrifying, but you are surely in good hands with these pilots." [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. Full-priced Rockville., Westchester House Publishers, 1993, Hay House, 2011. Paperback. New. Why are we afraid? Why do we dwell on worst-case scenarios, lie awake in anxiety's grip, and react to minor mishaps as though they threaten our very survival? Chances are you don't envision the world's or your own catastrophic end on a daily basis; however, we are all routinely altered by fear – from simply feeling nervous about a new experience to repeatedly rethinking a critical comment. In The End of Fear , Richard and Bonney Schaub explore the origin of fear down to its root and posit that it grows out of our innate love of life. They teach that fear is so influential because deep down we know that our life is unpredictable and that we are all vulnerable; we risk change and loss at every moment. Using examples from their lives and those of their patients, the Schaubs draw upon their 30 years of experience as psychotherapists to explore the common methods people turn to in order to cope with their basic vulnerability. Once we stop fleeing from or fighting fear and instead face it with compassion, we'll be free to realise and achieve our full potential for peace, joy and love. 'A masterpiece for reducing fear and finding balance in one's life-one of the most elegant, clearest, and effective treatises available.' - Larry Dossey, M.D. , author of The Power of Premonitions 'If you thought one small book could not change your life, read The End of Fear . . . and be glad.' - Richard Grossman , author of Choosing & Changing and The Tao of Emerson SKU: MM-40018343; EAN: 9781401921859, Hay House, 2011, Basic books, New York, 1985. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. there is no damage to describe, the book is secondhand one page has been dogeared, there is no underlining there is no writing. In chapter 1 the accident at 3 mile Island where there were 4 independent failures, all small, none of which the operators could be aware of, had the system cause the accident, not the operators. chapter 2 raises the question of why, if these plants are so complex and tightly coupled, we have not had more three-mile islands. In chapter 3 terms are defined and amply illustrated with still more accident stories, and the chapter is used to explore the advantages of loose coupling, map the industrial, service and voluntary organisation world according to complexity and coupling, and add a definition of types a catastrophe. The book goes on in this manner looking at flying, Maritime, mining lakes and dams, ecology and then looks at and far more esoteric system such as space missions and then recombinant DNA. And in the last chapter the author examines the new shamans, the risk assessors and their inadvertent allies, the cognitive psychologists. – And finally the author makes a few modest suggestions for complicating the lives of some systems, and shutting others down completely. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 386 pages includes extensive notes & references/bibliography & index. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0465051448. ISBN/EAN: 9780465051441. Inventory No: 0255123. . 9780465051441, Basic books, 1985

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Basic books, New York, 1985. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. there is no damage to describe, the book is secondhand one page has been dogeared, there is no underlining there is no writing. In chapter 1 the accident at 3 mile Island where there were 4 independent failures, all small, none of which the operators could be aware of, had the system cause the accident, not the operators. chapter 2 raises the question of why, if these plants are so complex and tightly coupled, we have not had more three-mile islands. In chapter 3 terms are defined and amply illustrated with still more accident stories, and the chapter is used to explore the advantages of loose coupling, map the industrial, service and voluntary organisation world according to complexity and coupling, and add a definition of types a catastrophe. The book goes on in this manner looking at flying, Maritime, mining lakes and dams, ecology and then looks at and far more esoteric system such as space missions and then recombinant DNA. And in the last chapter the author examines the new shamans, the risk assessors and their inadvertent allies, the cognitive psychologists. – And finally the author makes a few modest suggestions for complicating the lives of some systems, and shutting others down completely. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. X, 386 pages includes extensive notes & references/bibliography & index. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0465051448. ISBN/EAN: 9780465051441. Inventory No: 0255123. . 9780465051441, Basic books, 1985

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Normal Accidents: Living with High-risk Technologies

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., Hang a curtain too close to a fireplace and you run the risk of setting your house ablaze. Drive a car on a pitch-black night without headlights, and you dramatically increase the odds of smacking into a tree.

These are matters of common sense, applied to simple questions of cause and effect. But what happens, asks systems-behavior expert Charles Perrow, when common sense runs up against the complex systems, electrical and mechanical, with which we have surrounded ourselves? Plenty of mayhem can ensue, he replies. The Chernobyl nuclear accident, to name one recent disaster, was partially brought about by the failure of a safety system that was being brought on line, a failure that touched off an unforeseeable and irreversible chain of disruptions; the less severe but still frightening accident at Three Mile Island, similarly, came about as the result of small errors that, taken by themselves, were insignificant, but that snowballed to near-catastrophic result.

Only through such failures, Perrow suggests, can designers improve the safety of complex systems. But, he adds, those improvements may introduce new opportunities for disaster. Looking at an array of real and potential technological mishaps--including the Bhopal chemical-plant accident of 1984, the Challenger explosion of 1986, and the possible disruptions of Y2K and genetic engineering--Perrow concludes that as our technologies become more complex, the odds of tragic results increase. His treatise makes for sobering and provocative reading. --Gregory McNamee

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780465051441
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0465051448
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Publishing year: 1986
Publisher: Basic Books

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