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Risk A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2011-05-26 | Author : Baruch Fischhoff | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199576203
ISBN 13 : 0199576203

Risks are everywhere. They come from many sources, including crime, diseases, accidents, terror, climate change, finance, and intimacy. They arise from our own acts and they are im..


Risk A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2011-05-26 | Author : Baruch Fischhoff | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191620249
ISBN 13 : 0191620246

We find risks everywhere—from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They a..


Probability A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2012-04-26 | Author : John Haigh | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199588480
ISBN 13 : 0199588481

Making good decisions under conditions of uncertainty requires an appreciation of the way random chance works. In this Very Short Introduction, John Haigh provides a brief account ..


Comedy A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2013 | Author : Matthew Bevis | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199601714
ISBN 13 : 0199601712

With a broad scope across the millennia, from high literature to popular culture, between page and stage and screen, this Very Short Introduction considers comedy not only as a lit..


Forensic Psychology A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2010-06-17 | Author : David Canter | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191613951
ISBN 13 : 0191613959

Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re-offending , the minds of serial killers and many other topics that fill news and f..


Banking A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2016-12-01 | Author : John Goddard | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780191002816
ISBN 13 : 019100281X

Banks are of central importance for economic growth, the allocation of capital, competitiveness, and financial stability. Propelled by technological advances in financial analysis ..


Statistics A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2008-10-23 | Author : David J. Hand | Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN 10 : 9780191578922
ISBN 13 : 0191578924

Modern statistics is very different from the dry and dusty discipline of the popular imagination. In its place is an exciting subject which uses deep theory and powerful software t..