Thursday, November 15, 2007

Featured Book: "Worst-Case Scenarios"

[Note: In addition to the Recent Titles featured in the right-hand column courtesy of LibraryThing, D.U.L.L. News will periodically feature a new title of interest in the blog.]

Cass R. Sunstein, Worst-Case Scenarios (2007). Available in Law Library Annex at the call number HM1101 .S864 2007 .

From the publisher: “Nuclear bombs in suitcases, anthrax bacilli in ventilators, tsunamis and meteors, avian flu, scorchingly hot temperatures: nightmares that were once the plot of Hollywood movies are now frighteningly real possibilities. How can we steer a path between willful inaction and reckless overreaction? Cass Sunstein explores these and other worst-case scenarios and how we might best prevent them in this vivid, illuminating, and highly original analysis.

Visit the Harvard University Press web site for a PDF excerpt of the introduction and Chapter 1: “Of Terrorism and Climate Change”.