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Main Title Catastrophe : risk and response /
Author Posner, Richard A.
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 55067277
ISBN 0195178130 (alk. paper); 9780195178135 (alk. paper)
Subjects Emergency management. ; Disasters. ; Risk assessment. ; Technological innovations--Moral and ethical aspects. ; Rampen. ; Risk management. ; Technische vernieuwing. ; Disasters. ; Emergency management. ; Risk assessment. ; Technological innovations--Moral and ethical aspects.
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Publisher description http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0616/2004009728-d.html
Contributor biographical information http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0723/2004009728-b.html
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ELBM  HV551.2.P675 2004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/22/2014
Collation x, 322 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
What are catastrophic risks, and how catastrophic are they? -- Why so little is being done about the catastrophic risks -- How to evaluate the catastrophic risks and the possible responses to them -- How to reduce the catastrophic risks. Posner considers how we can better prepare for the chance of an event - such as voraciously self-replicating nanomachines, a world-ending accident in a high-energy partical accelerator or an asteroid collision - so catastrophic that we find it hard to conceive of the consequences.