Learning Limits from Failures

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Science  11 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5553, pp. 281
DOI: 10.1126/science.1066964

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Inviting Disaster Lessons from the Edge of Technology. James R. Chiles. HarperBusiness, New York, 2001. 352 pp. $28, C$42.50. ISBN 0-06-662081-3.

Examining a number of disasters and near-misses that arose through failures to control modern technology, Chiles discusses ways in which similar events might be avoided in the future.