The Challenger Launch Decision

Author: Diane Vaughan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022634696X
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In a new preface, Vaughan reveals the ramifications for this book and for her when a similar decision-making process brought down NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.

Controlling Unlawful Organizational Behavior

Author: Diane Vaughan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226851747
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Diane Vaughan reconstructs the Ohio Revco case, an example of Medicaid provider fraud in which a large drugstore chain initiated a computer-generated double billing scheme that cost the state and federal government half a million dollars in ...

Seeing Like A Rover

Author: Janet Vertesi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022615601X
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With Seeing Like a Rover, Janet Vertesi takes us behind the scenes to reveal the work that goes into creating our knowledge of Mars.

Friendly Fire

Author: Scott A. Snook
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140084097X
Size: 34.52 MB
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This book attempts to make sense of this tragedy--a tragedy that on its surface makes no sense at all. With almost twenty years in uniform and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior, Lieutenant Colonel Snook writes from a unique perspective.

The Enigma Of The Aerofoil

Author: David Bloor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226060934
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In The Enigma of the Aerofoil, David Bloor probes a neglected aspect of this important period in the history of aviation.

Inventing The American Astronaut

Author: Matthew H. Hersch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137025298
Size: 78.46 MB
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A fresh and fascinating look at the Space Age that demolishes the myth of the fearless, hot-shot astronaut.

Fatal Words

Author: Steven Cushing
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226132013
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In Fatal Words, Steven Cushing explains how miscommunication has led to dozens of aircraft disasters, and he proposes innovative solutions for preventing them.

The China Price

Author: Alexandra Harney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144063601X
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In this landmark work of investigative reporting, former Financial Times correspondent Alexandra Harney uncovers a story of immense significance to us all: how China's factory economy gains a competitive edge by selling out its workers, ...

Normal Accidents

Author: Charles Perrow
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400828494
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" In the new afterword to this edition Perrow reviews the extensive work on the major accidents of the last fifteen years, including Bhopal, Chernobyl, and the Challenger disaster.

Path Of Destruction

Author: John McQuaid
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 9780316162876
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"Winners of the Pulitzer Prize, John McQuaid and Mark Schleifstein were coauthors of the New Orleans Times-Picayune's award-winning series 'Washing Away, ' the definitive account of the Gulf Coast's grave hurricane risks"--Inside back ...