The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons

The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons

by Scott Douglas Sagan
     
 

"Important and refreshing . . . ranges from the general theory of accidents to how-to-do-it suggestions for any nation's nuclear planners. It is a skilful blending of social, physical, organizational and military science and is highly recommended to readers in all four fields."—David L. Sills, Nature

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"Important and refreshing . . . ranges from the general theory of accidents to how-to-do-it suggestions for any nation's nuclear planners. It is a skilful blending of social, physical, organizational and military science and is highly recommended to readers in all four fields."—David L. Sills, Nature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691021010
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/09/1995
Series:
Princeton Studies in International History and Politics Series
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
898,380
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Introduction: Expecting the Unexpected3
Ch. 1The Origins of Accidents11
Ch. 2Nuclear Weapons Safety during the Cuban Missile Crisis53
Ch. 3Intelligence and Warning during the Cuban Missile Crisis117
Ch. 4Redundancy and Reliability: The 1968 Thule Bomber Accident156
Ch. 5Learning by Trial and Terror204
Ch. 6The Limits of Safety250
Index281

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