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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
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. The essays come from the prestigious Darwin College Lecture Series which, after twenty-five years, is 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
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
302/.12
Index
index present
LC call number
HM1101
LC item number
.R548 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1981-
  • 1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Skinns, Layla
  • Scott, Michael
  • Cox, Tony
Series statement
Darwin College lectures
Series volume
24
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Risk
  • Risk perception
  • Risk assessment
Label
Risk, edited by Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
CR9780511735950
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521171977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Risk, edited by Layla Skinns, Michael Scott and Tony Cox
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
CR9780511735950
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521171977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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