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Courting Disaster

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Science  25 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5713, pp. 1205
DOI: 10.1126/science.1109699

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Catastrophe Risk and Response. By Richard A. Posner. Oxford University Press, New York, 2004. 332 pp. $28, £16.99. ISBN 0-19-517813-0.

Discussing a series of possible catastrophes, natural and human-caused, the author considers what we ought to worry about, what we can dismiss, and how we might consider reducing the most dangerous risks.