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on July 28, 2015
Fairly easy read. The technical detail was minimal.
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on July 22, 2015
An intriguing look at the factors that lead to technological and human failures via multiple vignettes about actual catastrophes, some well known and others that will surprise the reader, as often the additive effect of minor mishaps leads to bigger disasters. Captivating read for those interested in technological issues and human behavior as well.
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on January 2, 2015
coursework book - received as described in a timely fashion
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on December 26, 2014
This is one of the best books I've read in a while.

The overall narrative is that in an age of increasing reliance on machines, we need to be careful to avoid systematic errors that can lead to catastrophe.

The books goes into detail on many stories of large accidents and explains how a few small mistakes can add up to create disaster.

There aren't many books that keep me interested for seemingly every page but this book accomplished that!
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on September 25, 2014
The book is written by a non-engineer and is overstretched unnecessarily.
The story telling style is poorly fabricated.
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on August 9, 2014
Great summary of human factors.
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on July 21, 2014
An excellent look at how quickly (and easily) things can go horribly wrong. As the saying goes, "the devil's in the details."
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on July 20, 2014
Used this to help write a paper. Found it interesting
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on April 19, 2014
One of the things that I enjoyed the most about this book was that not only was there a lot of insightful information, including some details I didn't know about related to specific events, but the way the author wrote this book so that even someone who isn't an engineer or works in these fields can understand what happened and why. It could have been twice as long and I still would have enjoyed it just as much. Great read and a good learning experience.
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on April 2, 2014
The stories in this book are interesting reads. As an engineering student, it's sobering to read about. Great read. Highly recommended.
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