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    “Vast machines running out of control might sound like something beyond human ken but one way to keep matters in perspective is to think of a frontier Americans know all about frontiers having lost our western one than a hundred years ago No new geographic frontiers have opened for us since then but a different kind of frontier is well und

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    Accidents and disasters are often caused by simple random events or the change in a normal seuence of actions an

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    The author does a good job mixing older disasters with newer ones He covers a lot of ground and a lot of disasters The insights are powerful as are the stories told around each disaster The focus is often the integration of man and machine and the flaws inherentI found this book after watching Seconds From Disaster on the

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    Chiles offers a history of many disasters accidents misfortunes and contends that the increasing complexity of machines in the modern age has raised the likelihood of disasters happening He provides blow by blow descriptions of how the many disasters happened exactly what went wrong He notes that much misery might have be

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    Disaster porn at it's finest This book is certainly not an in depth treatment of the subject but it does provide an interesting perspectives on the commonalities inherent in the failure of complex machinery

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    On April 27 1865 as the Civil War was winding down the steamboat Sultana was carrying released Union POWs up th

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    You might not want to do what I did and read this on an airline flight A collection of technological disaster scenarios Chiles digs down to explore how bad design unintended conseuences and technology and people set at cros

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    An up close and human look at some infamous foul upsIf you want to know why the Concorde crashed or how things got so fouled

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    Look This book is about technology and it's 20 years old But it's really about humans and our responsibilities when it comes to complex technology So in that way it is still very relevant And also it's not like plane crashes and sudden unintentional acceleration aren't still very much in the news But I imagine if this book was written today

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    This type of book is my catnip so I wasn't surprised that I really enjoyed it I appreciated that it covered some lesser known incidents and near misses that I hadn't heard of before One lesson I took away from this book is to never ride a new submarine on its sea trials especially in the project is under pressure for being late You'll end up at the bottom of the sea basically guaranteed

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Free download Ä E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ James R. Chiles

Such disasters as the chain reaction crash of the Air France Concorde to the meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Chiles vividly demonstrates how the battle between man and machine may be escalating beyond manageable limits Inviting Disaster PDF and why we all have a stake in its outcomeIncluded in this editi Chiles offers a history of many disasters accidents misfortunes and contends that the increasing complexity of machines in the modern age has raised the likelihood of disasters happening He p

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Inviting Disaster Lessons From the Edge of Technology

Combining captivating storytelling with eye opening findings Lessons From ePUB #180 Inviting Disaster delves inside some of history's worst catastrophes in order to show how increasingly smart systems leave us wide open to human tragedyWeaving a dramatic narrative that explains how breakdowns in these systems result in The author does a good job mixing older disasters with newer ones He covers a lot of ground and a lot of disasters The insights are powerful as are the stories told around each disaster The f

Free download Ä E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¶ James R. Chiles

On is a special introduction providing a behind the scenes look at the World Trade Center catastrophe Combining firsthand accounts of employees' escapes with an in depth look at the structural reasons behind the towers' collapse Chiles addresses the uestion Were the towers two tall heroes or structures with a fatal flaw Look This book is about technology and it s 20 years old But it s really about humans and our responsibilities when it comes to complex technology So in that way it is still very relevant And