ISBN-10:
0691021015
ISBN-13:
9780691021010
Pub. Date:
01/29/1995
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons

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

by Scott Douglas Sagan
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ISBN-13: 9780691021010
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 01/29/1995
Series: Princeton Studies in International History and Politics , #53
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 635,359
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author


Scott D. Sagan, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, is the author of Moving Targets: Nuclear Strategy and National Security (Princeton).

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Acknowledgments

List of Acronyms

Introduction: Expecting the Unexpected

Ch. 1 The Origins of Accidents

Ch. 2 Nuclear Weapons Safety during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Ch. 3 Intelligence and Warning during the Cuban Missile Crisis

Ch. 4 Redundancy and Reliability: The 1968 Thule Bomber Accident

Ch. 5 Learning by Trial and Terror

Ch. 6 The Limits of Safety

Index

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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.

Sills

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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