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Risk: A Very Short Introduction
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date July 1, 2011
Pages 162
Binding Paperback
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780199576203
ISBN-10 0199576203
Dimensions 0.30 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $11.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: We find risk everywhere--from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to heartbreak, 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 both the sciences and humanities to illuminate both the similarities and differences of various kinds of risk. Using conceptual frameworks such as decision theory and behavioral decision research, they examine the science and practice of creating measures of risk and look at how scientists apply probability by combining historical records, scientific theories, and expert judgment. Perhaps more important, they show what science has learned about how people deal with risks, applying these lessons to diverse everyday examples, demonstrating how we can move from understanding a risk to making a choice to diminish risk in everyday life.


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With Baruch Fischhoff | 1 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (July 1, 2011)
9780199576203 | details & prices | 162 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.30 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $11.95
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