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    DescriptionWe find risks everywhere-from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short Introduction, Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany draw on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. Using simple conceptual frameworks from decision theory and behavioural research, they examine the science and practice of creating measures of risk, showing how scientists address risks by combining historical records, scientific theories, probability, and expert judgment.Risk: A Very Short Introduction describes what has been learned by cognitive scientists about how people deal with risks, applying these lessons to diverse examples, and demonstrating how understanding risk can aid choices in everyday life and public policies for health, safety, environment, finance, and many other topics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


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    Title
    Risk: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Baruch Fischhoff, By (author) John Kadvany
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199576203
    ISBN 10: 0199576203
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17850
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    BISAC V2.8: MED037000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.7
    BISAC V2.8: BUS019000, SOC026000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 302.12
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS033070
    BIC subject category V2: GPQD
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HM1101 .F568 2011
    DC22: 302.120
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SOCLAS
    Thema V1.0: JHB, KFFN, GPQD, MBNC
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    15 black and white halftones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    John Kadvany is a consultant to government agencies and engineering firms and has published on risk, public policy and the philosophy of science.
    Table of contents
    1. Risk decisions ; 2. Defining risks ; 3. Analyzing risks ; 4. Risk perceptions ; 5. Risk communication ; 6. Reconciling risks ; 7. Risk, culture and society