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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2005

    Excellent!

    This was an informative and fascinating read! Before I read this book, I did not know very much about technological disasters. With this new knowledge, I am encouraged to prevent these disasters and educate others about them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2004

    Required For Engineers

    I have investigated over 100 accidents and still found this book to be informative. I have used material for a Senior Design class in College. One student liked it so much that I loaned it to him. He must have really liked it because he never returned it. All engineers who work in design should read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2003

    Ramble and Tangents

    This was a very interesting series on The History Channel, but the book is a mess! The author rambles on and on in some points. In other, he heads off on tangents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2002

    How did we invite a Disaster?

    While accidents of various sizes have went on since the dawn of time, sometimes we need to stop and take a look at things outside the box. Sounds bonehead simple, right? Somebody didn't think ahead, who should have, right? In this spellbinding, thought provoking book James R. Chiles gives insight into the mindsets and failures of the 'that could never happen (could it?)' systems that modern society is so filled with. Plain explanations of events leading to events ranging the Hubble Telescope Mirror flaw all the way to Bhopal's toxic gas release are covered. This book is NOT written just for Disaster planners, nor just the Safety Department, nor the US National Transportation Safety Board. Just like Peter Yanev's 'Peace of Mind in Earthquake Country' was written for an audience wider than Contractors and Urban planners, this book is for the general public. It is not morbid or macabre as you might think. Anyone who interacts with anything in society would be better off reading this. The Corporate World should make this required reading from CEO to Janitor.

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