Foolproof

Foolproof

Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe

Book - 2015
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"We have learned a staggering amount about human nature and disaster -- yet we keep having car crashes, floods, and financial crises. Partly this is because the success we have at making life safer enables us to take bigger risks. As our cities, transport systems, and financial markets become more interconnected and complex, so does the potential for catastrophe. How do we stay safe? Should we? What if our attempts are exposing us even more to the very risks we are avoiding? Would acceptance of danger make us more secure? Is there such a thing as foolproof?" --
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316286046
0316286044
Branch Call Number: 613.6 IP
Characteristics: viii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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