Fatal Numbers

Why Count on Chance


Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Publisher: Upper West Side Philosophers Incorporated

ISBN: 9781935830016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 51

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Literary Nonfiction. Philosophy. Economics & Statistics. Translated from the German by Karen Leeder. Acclaimed poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hans Magnus Enzensberger takes a fresh, sobering look at our faith in statistics, our desire to predict the future, and our dependence on fortuitousness. Tracing the interface between chance and probability in medical diagnostics, risk models, economics, and the fluctuations of financial markets, FATAL NUMBERS goes straight to the heart of what it means to live, plan, and make decisions in a globalized, digitized, hyperlinked, science-driven, and uncertain world. Foreword by Gerd Gigerenzer. Illustrations by David Fried.

Cheiro's Numerology


Author: Cheiro

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd.

ISBN: 9788171821068

Category: Numerology

Page: 139

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Duplicate Bridge


Author: Alfred Sheinwold

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486227412

Category: Games

Page: 158

View: 6132

The novice and eager-to-learn player will find this book an indispensable guide, and the more seasoned tournament will find this an invaluable source of tips and pointers on bidding and playing. For both, Sheinwold makes tournament play appealing and challenging. It won't be long before his readers score "top on the board" in Duplicate competition.

Fatal Civil Aircraft Accidents

Their Medical and Pathological Investigation


Author: Peter J. Stevens

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483193314

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 218

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Fatal Civil Aircraft Accidents: Their Medical and Pathological Investigation focuses on relevant literature and discussions of the impact of medical and pathological investigation on fatal flying accidents. The publication first elaborates on public transport accidents, natural disease in the operating crew, impaired efficiency of a pilot due to intoxication, and non-medical cause for an accident. Topics include carbon monoxide intoxication, drugs, natural disease as a contributory cause for an accident, and natural disease as the primary cause for an accident. The book then takes a look at pathological evidence of events prior to an accident, reconstruction of events at impact and immediately after an accident, and natural disease in the pilots. The book ponders on glider accidents, natural disease in glider pilots, reconstruction of events during an accident, survival and safety equipment, and medical standards for glider pilots. The manuscript also examines fatal airliner accident as an example of mass disaster, official bodies and groups concerned with the investigation of an accident, identification of the bodies of the dead, and certification of death and disposal of the deceased. The text is a valuable source of data for researchers interested in the medical and pathological investigation of aircraft accidents.



Author: John Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135371164

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Risk compensation postulates that everyone has a "risk thermostat" and that safety measures that do not affect the setting of the thermostat will be circumvented by behaviour that re-establishes the level of risk with which people were originally comfortable. It explains why, for example, motorists drive faster after a bend in the road is straightened. Cultural theory explains risk-taking behaviour by the operation of cultural filters. It postulates that behaviour is governed by the probable costs and benefits of alternative courses of action which are perceived through filters formed from all the previous incidents and associations in the risk-taker's life.; "Risk" should be of interest to many readers throughout the social sciences and in the world of industry, business, engineering, finance and public administration, since it deals with a fundamental part of human behaviour that has enormous financial and economic implications.

Surviving Cancer

A Light of Hope at the End of the Tunnel


Author: Michael A. Sirover

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453516034

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 129

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Nietzsche and Philosophy


Author: Gilles Deleuze

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231138772

Category: Philosophy

Page: 231

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Praised for its rare combination of scholarly rigor and imaginative interpretation, Nietzsche and Philosophy has long been recognized as one of the most important analyses of Nietzsche. It is also one of the best introductions to Deleuze's thought, establishing many of his central philosophical positions. In Nietzsche and Philosophy, Deleuze identifies and explores three crucial concepts in Nietzschean thought-multiplicity, becoming, and affirmation-and clarifies Nietzsche's views regarding the will to power, eternal return, nihilism, and difference. For Deleuze, Nietzsche challenged conventional philosophical ideas and provided a means of escape from Hegel's dialectical thinking, which had come to dominate French philosophy. He also offered a path toward a politics of difference. In this new edition, Michael Hardt's foreword examines the profound influence of Deleuze's provocative interpretations on the study of Nietzsche, which opened a whole new avenue in postwar thought.

Annual Review of Aircraft Accident Data

U. S. General Aviation, Calendar Year 1995


Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788130038


Page: 82

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Presents a statistical compilation of general aviation accidents which occurred in the U.S. Report is divided into five sections: All Accidents, Fatal Accidents, Serious Injury Accidents, Property Damage Accidents, and Midair Collision Accidents. Appendix contains worksheets for aircraft safety evaluation. Numerous charts, tables and graphs.

Textbook Of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology: Principles And Practice


Author: Vij

Publisher: Elsevier India

ISBN: 9788131211298


Page: 756

View: 8644

The book is a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. It provides precise and useful information on relevant legal provisions and forensic anatomy, and promotes interdisciplinary understanding of issues where law an medicine converge. The text is oriented towards the practical problems ncountered during day-to-day medicollegal work. About the Author : - Krishnan Vij, MD, L.L.B. is Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

Natural Particulars

Nature and the Disciplines in Renaissance Europe


Author: George E. Smith

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262071932

Category: Science

Page: 426

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Recently the history of science in early modern Europe has been both invigorated and obscured by divisions between scholars of different schools. One school tends to claim that rigorous textual analysis provides the key to the development of science, whereas others tend to focus on the social and cultural contexts within which disciplines grew. This volume challenges such divisions, suggesting that multiple historical approaches are both legitimate and mutually complementary."--

Fatal Words

Communication Clashes and Aircraft Crashes


Author: Steven Cushing

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226132013

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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On March 27, 1977, 583 people died when KLM and Pan Am 747s collided on a crowded, foggy runway in Tenerife, the Canary Islands. The cause, a miscommunication between the pilot and the air traffic controller. The pilot radioed, "We are now at takeoff," meaning that the plane was lifting off, but the tower controller misunderstood and thought the plane was waiting on the runway. In Fatal Words, Steven Cushing explains how miscommunication has led to dozens of aircraft disasters, and he proposes innovative solutions for preventing them. He examines ambiguities in language when aviation jargon and colloquial English are mixed, when a word is used that has different meanings, and when different words are used that sound alike. To remedy these problems, Cushing proposes a visual communication system and a computerized voice mechanism to help clear up confusing language. Fatal Words is an accessible explanation of some of the most notorious aircraft tragedies of our time, and it will appeal to scholars in communications, linguistics, and cognitive science, to aviation experts, and to general readers.

Rationality for Mortals

How People Cope with Uncertainty


Author: Gerd Gigerenzer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199890129

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Gerd Gigerenzer's influential work examines the rationality of individuals not from the perspective of logic or probability, but from the point of view of adaptation to the real world of human behavior and interaction with the environment. Seen from this perspective, human behavior is more rational than it might otherwise appear. This work is extremely influential and has spawned an entire research program. This volume (which follows on a previous collection, Adaptive Thinking, also published by OUP) collects his most recent articles, looking at how people use "fast and frugal heuristics" to calculate probability and risk and make decisions. It includes a newly writen, substantial introduction, and the articles have been revised and updated where appropriate. This volume should appeal, like the earlier volumes, to a broad mixture of cognitive psychologists, philosophers, economists, and others who study decision making.