Research and Markets: 20% Chance of Rain: Exploring the Concept of Risk

Dépèche transmise le 31 janvier 2012 par Business Wire

Research and Markets: 20% Chance of Rain: Exploring the Concept of Risk

Research and Markets: 20% Chance of Rain: Exploring the Concept of Risk

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c2ccc7/20_chance_of_rain) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "20% Chance of Rain: Exploring the Concept of Risk" to their offering.

“20% Chance of Rain: Exploring the Concept of Risk”

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.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Risk: Life's Question Mark
  • Measurement: The Alchemist's Base
  • Statistics: Numbers Looking for an Argument
  • The Value of Life and Limb, Statistically Speaking
  • The Evolution of Risk
  • Frequency and Severity: Weighing the Risk
  • What's in a Risk? Perception Creates Risk Reality
  • Risk, Regulation, and Reason
  • Earth, Air, and Water: The Not-So-Bare Essentials
  • Food . . . for Thought
  • Flying: The Not-So-Wild Blue Yonder
  • Risk on the Roads
  • An Incomplete List of Life's Risks


Richard B. Jones has spent the past thirty years applying risk analysis and management techniques to industrial and business problems. He is the author of many articles, has presented at numerous conferences, and is the author of two previous books on risk management.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c2ccc7/20_chance_of_rain

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