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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read., 26 Jan 2013
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This review is from: The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters (Paperback)
First off, I got the paperback 2011 copy, Perrow, C. notes that this preface of the 2011 book has been updated from the 2005 book to include BP oil spill, economic meltdown and global warming. (this may help you pick which copy you want) I dont have the 2005 copy so cant say that was covered there.

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This is a great book, Perrow, C. makes good use of reference though in some cases an academic may find the references not to be of a great source, such as the use of blogs from the web!
This aside Perrow, C. like his other books, provides for an excellent read, discussing topics of great merit, while he dose include political views on some topics but needs to do this to talk about decentralization of high-risk populations, and how critical infrastructures will need to change. Perrow, C. clearly keeps his book within the context of the USA but his views can be used though the world (mostly).
Perrow, C. discuss the reduction of vulnerabilities in the fild of - natural, organizational, and deliberate (terrorist) disasters and this book is aimed for a broad array of readers from risk management students to practitioners and even just an interested reader.

Well done Perrow, C. looking forward to whats next!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Certainly worth the read, 18 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Next Catastrophe: Reducing Our Vulnerabilities to Natural, Industrial, and Terrorist Disasters (Paperback)
Having read normal accidents this book certainly expands that theme, excellent preface, it was quite ironic the day it came out. A lesson to be learnt on reducing our vulnerabilities.
Thought provoking
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