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ISBN-10: 0521171970

ISBN-13: 9780521171977

Edition: 2011

Authors: Layla Skinns, Michael Scott, Tony Cox

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Since starting research in 1968, Tony Cox has published over 150 research papers and 30 reviews and evaluations on a range of topics in atmospheric chemistry. His main contributions to the understanding of the chemistry of the atmosphere is through studies of kinetics and mechanisms of atmospheric reactions. His work led to many new insights into the atmospheric oxidation of sulphur dioxide and volatile organic compounds, the formation of peroxyacetyl nitrate and the chemistry of alkoxy radicals, which are central to photochemical oxidant pollution. He has also demonstrated the formation of novel unstable halogen compounds which become significant at low atmospheric temperatures and play…    

Irish-born Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful and prolific authors. He has over one hundred titles to his credit, spanning a variety of genres, including Fantasy, Science Fiction and Folklore and audiences writing for both adults and young adults. Scott had been published in thirty-seven countries, in twenty languages. Scott is considered one of the authorities on Celtic folklore. His collections, Irish Folk & Fairy Tales, Irish Myths & Legends and Irish Ghosts & Hauntings have remained continuously in print for the past twenty years. Scott is the author of the Series Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Tales from the Land of Erin, Tales of the Bard, and De Dannan. Scott…    

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Quantifying uncertainty
Decisions, risk and the brain
Risk and government: The architectonics of blame-avoidance
Risk and the humanities: Alea iacta est
Terrorism and counterterrorism: What is at risk?
Risk and natural catastrophes: The long view
Risk in the context of (human-induced) climate change
Notes on the contributors
Index