What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong
Author: Trevor Kletz
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2009-06-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 008094969X

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"What Went Wrong?" has revolutionized the way industry views safety. The new edition continues and extends the wisdom, innovations and strategies of previous editions, by introducing new material on recent incidents, and adding an extensive new section that shows how many accidents occur through simple miscommunications within the organization, and how strightforward changes in design can often remove or reduce opportunities for human errors. Kletz' approach to learning as deeply as possible from previous experiences is made yet more valuable in this new edtion, which for the first time brings together the approaches and cases of "What Went Wrong" with the managerially focussed material previously published in "Still Going Wrong". Updated and supplemented with new cases and analysis, this fifth edition is the ultimate resource of experienced based anaylsis and guidance for the safety and loss prevention professionals. * A million dollar bestseller, this trusted book is updated with new material, including the Texas City and Buncefield incidents, and supplemented by material from Trevor Kletz's 'Still Going Wrong' * Now presents a complete analysis of the design, operational and for the first time, managerial causes of process plant accidents and disasters, plus their aftermaths * Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide readers in how to avoid similar tragedies: learn from the mistakes of others

America What Went Wrong

America  What Went Wrong
Author: Donald L. Barlett,James B. Steele,James B.. Steele
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 235
Release: 1992
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0836270010

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Looks at tax reform, bankruptcy, health insurance, deregulation, corporate raiders, unemployment, and disappearing pensions

What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong
Author: Murray Friedman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2007-09-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781416576686

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From Selma to Crown Heights--what happened to the Black-Jewish civil rights alliance? Murray Friedman recounts for the first time the whole history of the Black-Jewish relationship in America, from colonial times to the present, and shows that this history is far more complex--and conflicted--than historians and revisionists admit.

How Rights Went Wrong

How Rights Went Wrong
Author: Jamal Greene
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-03-16
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781328518118

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An eminent constitutional scholar reveals how the explosion of rights is dividing America, and shows how we can build a better system of justice. You have the right to remain silent and the right to free speech. The right to worship, and to doubt. The right to be free from discrimination, and to hate. The right to marry and to divorce; to have children and to terminate a pregnancy. The right to life, and the right to own a gun. Rights are a sacred part of American identity. Yet they were an afterthought for the Framers, and early American courts rarely enforced them. Only as a result of the racial strife that exploded during the Civil War--and a series of resulting missteps by the Supreme Court--did rights gain such outsized power. The result is a system of legal absolutism that distorts our law and debases our politics. Over and again, courts have treated rights conflicts as zero-sum games in which awarding rights to one side means denying rights to others. As eminent legal scholar Jamal Greene shows in How Rights Went Wrong, we need to recouple rights with justice--before they tear society apart.

What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong
Author: George R. Tyler
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-07-16
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781937856717

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Something has gone seriously wrong with the American economy. The American economy has experienced considerable growth in the last 30 years. But virtually none of this growth has trickled down to the average American. Incomes have been flat since 1985. Inequality has grown, and social mobility has dropped dramatically. Equally troubling, these policies have been devastating to both American productivity and our long-term competitiveness. Many reasons for these failures have been proposed. Globalization. Union greed. Outsourcing. But none of these explanations can address the harsh truth that many countries around the world are dramatically outperforming the U.S. in delivering broad middle-class prosperity. And this is despite the fact that these countries are more exposed than America to outsourcing and globalization and have much higher levels of union membership. In What Went Wrong, George R. Tyler, a veteran of the World Bank and the Treasury Department, takes the reader through an objective and data-rich examination of the American experience over the last 30 years. He provides a fascinating comparison between the America and the experience of the “family capitalism" countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Over the last 30 years, they have outperformed the U.S. economy by the only metric that really matters—delivering better lives for their citizens. The policies adopted by the family capitalist countries aren't socialist or foreign. They are the same policies that made the U.S. economy of the 1950s and 1960s the strongest in the world. What Went Wrong describes exactly what went wrong with the American economy, how countries around the world have avoided these problems, and what we need to do to get back on the right track.

What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong
Author: Trevor Kletz
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1998-06-23
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0080524230

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Expert Trevor Kletz examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters--almost every one of which could have been prevented. Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide you in how to circumvent similar tragedies. Learn from the mistakes of others. This invaluable and respected book examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters - almost every one of which could have been prevented. Case histories illustrate what went wrong and why it went wrong, and then guide you in how to circumvent similar tragedies. * Learn from the mistakes of others with this important book! * Examines the causes and aftermaths of numerous plant disasters - most of which could have been prevented * Case histories illustrate what went wrong, why it went wrong, and then guide you in how to circumvent similar tragedies

What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong
Author: Judy Norris
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2012-12
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781460209745

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To a certain extent, the story of Robby's life and death is a mystery. No therapist was able to offer a definitive diagnosis. Robby's personality, so charismatic one moment, so irrational the next, defied categorizing. His downward spiral was inexorable and inexplicable. When he finally lost his battle with mental illness, it was as if a grey shroud had been pulled over my family's world. This tragedy was incomprehensible to me and made me look deep inside my soul to try to find some answers. Art provides perspective and insight. It helps people work out their feelings creatively. I did not realize it at the time, but the paintings I did during this period were duplicating his journey from the real world into one of confusion and madness. When I found Robby's journals it was evident that he was able to recognize what was happening to him. I spent weeks reading and rereading Robby's writings and comparing them with my artwork. There was an almost ethereal connection. It was then that I made the commitment to write this book and try to explain the deep relationship between a mother and her son by telling his story through the twin lenses of my painting and his writing. This book probes deeper into the events of Robby's life and death. I want to explore questions such as: How can a happy, normal boy become such a tortured soul? Why did he become obsessed with Orthodox Judaism and what prevented the psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers from helping him? Why wasn't the love of his parents, siblings, other family members and friends, enough to save him?

Catastrophe

Catastrophe
Author: Richard Bourne
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2011-08-11
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781848135222

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No one in 1980 could have guessed that Zimbabwe would become a failed state on such a monumental and tragic scale. In this incisive and revealing book, Richard Bourne shows how a country which had every prospect of success when it achieved a delayed independence in 1980 became a brutal police state with hyperinflation, collapsing life expectancy and abandonment by a third of its citizens less than thirty years later. Beginning with the British conquest of Zimbabwe and covering events up to the present precarious political situation, this is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and readable account of the ongoing crisis. Bourne shows that Zimbabwe's tragedy is not just about Mugabe's 'evil' but about history, Africa today and the world's attitudes towards them.

Sociological Theory What Went Wrong

Sociological Theory  What Went Wrong
Author: Nicos Mouzelis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2003-09-02
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781134901227

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Social theory is open to many passing currents. Claims to originality tend to thrive and past achievements are often ignored. In Sociologiocal Theory: What Went Wrong? Mouzelis claims that "problems" currently being isolated are not really problems, and that "achievements" claimed are little more than pretensions. He argues that we have been premature to dismiss thinkers from the late 1950s and early 1960s and that we can build on their ideas to produce a more effective, more relevant social theory. Written with precision and with clarity, Sociological Theory: What Went Wrong? is a compelling analysis of the central problems of sociological theory today and of the means to resolve them.

Where Medicine Went Wrong

Where Medicine Went Wrong
Author: Bruce J. West
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006
Genre: Fractals
ISBN: 9789812773098

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The field of solid state ionics deals with ionically conducting materials in the solid state and numerous devices based on such materials. Solid state ionic materials cover a wide spectrum, ranging from inorganic crystalline and polycrystalline solids, ceramics, glasses, polymers, composites and nano-scale materials. A large number of Scientists in Asia are engaged in research in solid state ionic materials and devices and since 1988. The Asian Society for solid state ionics has played a key role in organizing a series of bi-ennial conferences on solid state ionics in different Asian countries. The contributions in this volume were presented at the 10th conference in the series organized by the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS) and the Faculty of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, which coincided with the 10th Anniversary of the Postgraduate Institute of Science (PGIS). The topics cover solid state ionic materials as well as such devices as solid state batteries, fuel cells, sensors, and electrochromic devices. The aspects covered include theoretical studies and modeling, experimental techniques, materials synthesis and characterization, device fabrication and characterization.

WHAT WENT WRONG CASE HISTORIES OF PROCESS PLANT DISASTERS

WHAT WENT WRONG  CASE HISTORIES OF PROCESS PLANT DISASTERS
Author: TREVOR KLETZ
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Ukraine

Ukraine
Author: Anders Aslund
Publsiher: Peterson Institute for International Economics
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2015-04-17
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780881327021

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Ukraine has been wracked by a year of unprecedented political, economic, and military turmoil. Russian military aggression in the east and a legacy of destructive policies and corruption have created an imminent existential crisis for this young democracy. Yet Ukraine also has a great opportunity to break out of economic underperformance. In this study, Anders Åslund, one of the world's leading experts on Ukraine, traces Ukraine's evolution as a market economy starting with the fall of communism and examines the economic impact of its recent difficulties. Åslund argues that Ukraine must undertake sweeping political, economic, social, and government reforms to achieve prosperity and independence. For its part, the West must abandon its hesitant approach and provide broad economic assistance to help Ukraine transform itself.

The Day Everything Went Wrong

The Day Everything Went Wrong
Author: Moritz Petz
Publsiher: NorthSouth (NY)
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-05-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0735842094

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Deciding to take a day doing only things he enjoys, Badger endures several disappointments and realizes that his friends are also suffering from bad luck before he returns home and encounters an unexpected surprise.

Why the Right Went Wrong

Why the Right Went Wrong
Author: E.J. Dionne
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-01-19
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781476763798

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Why the Right Went Wrong offers a historical view of the right since the 1960s. Its core contention is that American conservatism and the Republican Party took a wrong turn when they adopted Barry Goldwater's worldview during and after the 1964 campaign. The radicalism of today's conservatism is not the product of the Tea Party, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes. The Tea Partiers are the true heirs to Goldwater ideology. The purity movement did more than drive moderates out of the Republican Party--it beat back alternative definitions of conservatism. --Publisher.

What Went Wrong

What Went Wrong
Author: Bernard Lewis
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2002-01-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780195144208

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A leading authority in Near Eastern Studies explores the decline of Islamic power in the Middle East and traces the impact of these events on the modern era.