Calculating the Chances

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Science  17 Sep 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5435, pp. 1857
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5435.1857

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Should We Risk It? Exploring Environmental, Health, and Technological Problem Solving. Daniel M. Kammen and David M. Hassenzahl. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1999. 424 pp. $39.50, £23.95. ISBN 0-691-00426-9.

Kammen and Hassenzahl explore the nature and methods of risk analysis--and the relationship between science and policy--by critically examining and clearly explaining selected problems ranging from cancer susceptibility to airplane flights.