When Technology Fails: Significant Technological Disasters, Accidents, and Failures of the Twentieth Century

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Neil Schlager
Gale Research, 1994 - Reference - 659 pages
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Explores the causes and effects of approximately 100 of the most significant man-made disasters, accidents and failures of this century. The book focuses particularly on disasters caused by faults in design, construction, planning, and testing and the entries are arranged chronologically.

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When technology fails: significant technological disasters, accidents, and failures of the twentieth century

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This fascinating reference book provides detailed case studies of more than 100 significant failures of modern technology. The incidents covered represent a variety of fields, ranging from ... Read full review

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Has all the big name disasters you'd expect, up to about 1990. Would be interesting to see an updated edition that included more modern incidents such as Deepwater Horizon, Fukushima meltdown. Don't read this book right before bed, you'll have nightmares! Read full review

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