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Author Evan, William M.
Title Minding the machines : preventing technological disasters / William M. Evan, Mark Manion.
Imprint Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall PTR, 2002.

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Author Evan, William M.
Subject System failures (Engineering)
Disasters.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Manion, Mark.
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 485 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Technological disasters: an overview -- Natural and human-made disasters -- The year 2000 (Y2K) debacle: an ironic failure of information technology -- Theories of technological disasters -- The root causes of technological disasters -- Three industrial revolutions and beyond -- A matrix of technological disasters -- Twelve exemplary case studies of technological disasters -- Lessons learned from the case studies of technological disasters -- The responsibilities of engineers and scientists -- The role of corporations in the management of technological disasters -- The role of the legal system in technology policy decisions -- Assessing the risks of technology -- Technology decisions and the democratic process.
Summary Annotation Technological disasters effect every area of a corporation's infrastructure, not to mention their reputation, bottom line, and possible costly liability lawsuits. This book explores various preventive strategies for technology disasters -- organizational, professional, political and legal -- that can help organizations reduce the incidence of technological disasters and mitigate their vast human costs. The authors explore a crisis management program, which is an essential preventive strategy. They recommend more citizen participation in technology policy decisions to minimize the risks of technological disasters. Staying informed and learning from the disasters of the past is one way to prevent them from happening in the future.-- Analysis of nearly three dozen case studies of technological disasters and the lessons learned from them-- Explores the role of engineering schools, corporations, and scientific and engineering societies in preventing technological disasters-- Takes a systematic analysis of technological risksTechnological breakthroughs, such as the computer and the Internet in the 20th century, have revolutionized our everyday lives. Some of these breakthroughs have also inadvertently led to disasters. One need only mention the Three-Mile Island accident, the Chernobyl catastrophe, the Challenger shuttle tragedy, the Bhopal gas leak in India, Love Canal, and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Such disasters -- Acts of Man, not acts of God.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
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ISBN 0130656461
9780130656469
0130656461
9780130656469
ISBN/ISSN 076092018018
9780130656469
OCLC # 52355574
Additional Format Print version: Evan, William M. Minding the machines. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall PTR, 2002 0130656461 (DLC) 2001054867 (OCoLC)48140683