Gift Guide

Resilience Engineering: Concepts and Precepts

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $35.81
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 28%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $35.81   
  • New (2) from $35.81   
  • Used (3) from $46.05   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by


The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to resilience engineering of systems, covering both the theoretical and practical aspects. It is written for people who, as part of their work, are responsible for system safety on managerial or operational levels alike. Resilience Engineering will be directly relevant to professionals such as safety managers and engineers (line and maintenance), security experts, risk and safety consultants, human factors professionals and accident investigators.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754649045
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue : resilience engineering concepts 1
Pt. I Emergence
1 Resilience : the challenge of the unstable 9
Systems are ever-changing 19
2 Essential characteristics of resilience 21
3 Defining resilience 35
Nature of changes in systems 41
4 Complexity, emergence, resilience ... 43
5 A typology of resilience situations 55
Resilient systems 67
6 Incidents - markers of resilience or brittleness? 69
7 Resilience engineering : chronicling the emergence of confused consensus 77
Pt. II Cases and processes
8 Engineering resilience into safety-critical systems 95
9 Is resilience really necessary? : the case of railways 125
Systems are never perfect 149
10 Structure for management of weak and diffuse signals 151
11 Organizational resilience and industrial risk 155
An evil chain mechanism reading to failures 181
12 Safety management and airlines 183
13 Taking things in one's stride : cognitive features of two resilient performances 205
14 Erosion of managerial resilience : from VASA to NASA 223
15 Learning how to create resilience in business systems 235
16 Optimum system safety and optimum system resilience : agonistic or antagonistic concepts? 253
Pt. III Challenges for a practice of resilience engineering
17 Properties of resilient organizations : an initial view 275
Remedies 287
18 Auditing resilience in risk control and safety management systems 289
19 How to design a safety organization : test case for resilience engineering 315
Rules and procedures 327
20 Distancing through differencing : an obstacle to organizational learning following accidents 329
21 States of resilience 339
Epilogue : resilience engineering precepts 347
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)