20% Chance of Rain: Exploring the Concept of Risk

20% Chance of Rain: Exploring the Concept of Risk

Author(s): Richard B. Jones

Published Online: 21 OCT 2011 09:29AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470592410

Online ISBN: 9781118116371

DOI: 10.1002/9781118116371

About this Book

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.

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