The Resource 20% chance of rain : exploring the concept of risk, Richard B. Jones, (electronic resource)

20% chance of rain : exploring the concept of risk, Richard B. Jones, (electronic resource)

Label
20% chance of rain : exploring the concept of risk
Title
20% chance of rain
Title remainder
exploring the concept of risk
Statement of responsibility
Richard B. Jones
Title variation
Twenty percent chance of rain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"There are plenty of books on specialized risk topics but few that deal with the broad diversity and daily applicability of this subject. Risk applications require a robust knowledge of many attributes of this seemingly simple subject. This book teaches the reader through examples and case studies the fundamental (and subtle) aspects of risk - regardless of the specific situation. The text allows the reader to understand the concept of risk analysis while not getting too involved in the mathematics; in this method the reader can apply these techniques across a wide range of situations.The second edition includes new examples from NASA and several other industries as well as new case studies from legal databases. The many real-life discussion topics enable the reader to form an understanding of the concepts of risk and risk management and apply them to day-to-day issues"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DG1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Richard B.
Dewey number
302/.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T10.68
LC item number
.J66 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk assessment
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
Label
20% chance of rain : exploring the concept of risk, Richard B. Jones, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=98EDB2D5-5149-4F1F-8953-F842F45D40CB
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontmatter -- Risk: Life's Question Mark -- Measurement: The Alchemist's Base -- Statistics: Numbers Looking for an Argument -- The Value of Life and Limb, Statistically Speaking -- The Evolution of Risk -- Frequency and Severity: Weighing the Risk -- What's in a Risk? Perception Creates Risk Reality -- Risk, Regulation, and Reason -- Earth, Air, and Water: The Not-So-Bare Essentials -- Food 5 for Thought -- Flying: The Not-So-Wild Blue Yonder -- Risk on the Roads -- An Incomplete List of Life's Risks -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 343 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118116340
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613294746
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10.1002/9781118116371
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761321520
Label
20% chance of rain : exploring the concept of risk, Richard B. Jones, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=98EDB2D5-5149-4F1F-8953-F842F45D40CB
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontmatter -- Risk: Life's Question Mark -- Measurement: The Alchemist's Base -- Statistics: Numbers Looking for an Argument -- The Value of Life and Limb, Statistically Speaking -- The Evolution of Risk -- Frequency and Severity: Weighing the Risk -- What's in a Risk? Perception Creates Risk Reality -- Risk, Regulation, and Reason -- Earth, Air, and Water: The Not-So-Bare Essentials -- Food 5 for Thought -- Flying: The Not-So-Wild Blue Yonder -- Risk on the Roads -- An Incomplete List of Life's Risks -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 343 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118116340
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613294746
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
10.1002/9781118116371
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)761321520

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