Normal Accidents

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400828494
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" In the new afterword to this edition Perrow reviews the extensive work on the major accidents of the last fifteen years, including Bhopal, Chernobyl, and the Challenger disaster.

The Next Catastrophe

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400838517
Size: 14.10 MB
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Written in a highly accessible style by a renowned systems-behavior expert, this book is essential reading for the twenty-first century.

Inside Nasa

Author: Howard E. McCurdy
Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
Size: 67.97 MB
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He concludes that, given the conditions ofmodern government, the performance of high-technology agencies like NASA inherently tends to decline. Inside NASA offers a revealing study of both organizational culture and bureaucratic aging.

Complex Organizations

Author: Charles Perrow
ISBN: 9781626549029
Size: 29.92 MB
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"In a very real sense, this book is in a class by itself. . . . It has achieved the status of a 'classic.' . . . There is no other single volume which provides such a thoughtful and incisive critique of organizational theory.

Digital Apollo

Author: David A. Mindell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262266680
Size: 58.94 MB
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Mindell recounts the story of astronauts' desire to control their spacecraft in parallel with the history of the Apollo Guidance Computer.

Inviting Disaster

Author: James R. Chiles
Publisher: HarperBusiness
ISBN: 9780066620824
Size: 80.18 MB
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Included in this edition is a special introduction providing a behind-the-scenes look at the World Trade Center catastrophe.

The Challenger Launch Decision

Author: Diane Vaughan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226851761
Size: 36.39 MB
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Discusses the social impact of the crash and analyzes the NASA decision making process.

3 11

Author: Richard J. Samuels
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801468027
Size: 54.61 MB
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In 3.11, Richard Samuels offers the first broad scholarly assessment of the disaster's impact on Japan's government and society.

The Angry Earth

Author: Anthony Oliver-Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136755586
Size: 74.53 MB
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This work takes a close look at disasters and the response of victims in the immediate aftermath and over the long-run.