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Should We Risk It? Exploring Environmental, Health, and Technological Problem Solving

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ISBN-10: 0691074577

ISBN-13: 9780691074573

Edition: 1999

Authors: Daniel M. Kammen, David M. Hassenzahl

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How dangerous is smoking? What are the risks of nuclear power or of climate change? What are the chances of dying on an airplane? More importantly, how do we use this information once we have it? The demand for risk analysts who are able to answer such questions has grown exponentially in recent years. Yet programs to train these analysts have not kept pace. In this book, Daniel Kammen and David Hassenzahl address that problem. They draw together, organize, and seek to unify previously disparate theories and methodologies connected with risk analysis for health, environmental, and technological problems. They also provide a rich variety of case studies and worked problems, meeting the…    
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Book details

List price: $63.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.13" long x 0.92" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Basic Models and Risk Problems
Review of Statistics for Risk Analysis
Uncertainty, Monte Carlo Methods, and Bayesian Analysis
Exposure Assessment
Technological Risk
Decision Making
Risk Perception and Communication
Student's T-test
Chi-Squared Distribution