20% Chance of Rain: Exploring the Concept of Risk
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Author(s): Richard B. Jones
Published Online: 21 OCT 2011 09:29AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470592410
Online ISBN: 9781118116371
About this Book
About The Product
There are plenty of books on specialized risk topics but few that deal with the broad diversity and daily applicability of this subject. Risk applications require a robust knowledge of many attributes of this seemingly simple subject. This book teaches the reader through examples and case studies the fundamental (and subtle) aspects of risk - regardless of the specific situation. The text allows the reader to understand the concept of risk analysis while not getting too involved in the mathematics; in this method the reader can apply these techniques across a wide range of situations.
The second edition includes new examples from NASA and several other industries as well as new case studies from legal databases. The many real-life discussion topics enable the reader to form an understanding of the concepts of risk and risk management and apply them to day-to-day issues.