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Playing by the Rules free pdf An entertaining and fascinating examination of the rules and regulations that dominate everyday life--how they came about, who they serve, and whether they actually make us saferDoes an airline pilot really need to surrender his fountain pen at airport security when he's about to board an aircraft equipped with an axe on the back of the cockpit door? Can a cellphone really cause a major explosion at a gas station? Is there really a good reason why you should be prevented from swimming in a lake more than a foot deep? These rules exist, and they exist in the name of our own protection. But this engrossing dissection of global health, safety, and security regulations digs a little deeper to discover the real reasons behind many of the instructions we obey without questioning their creators' motives. The conclusions range from the startling to the staggering, and in presenting them the authors argue that many safety rules are not as unassailable as we think, and seek to empower us to question the people and organizations who come up with them in the first place.

About Tracey Brown

Michael Hanlon is a London-based science journalist and author who writes regularly for national newspapers as well as The Spectator and New Scientist. Michael is the author of five popular science books, including: The Science of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ten Questions Science Can't Answer Yet and Eternity: Our Next Billion Years. Michael has participated in a gorilla rescue in Congo, become thoroughly lost in central Borneo and experienced a zero-gravity astronaut training flight over the Nevada desert. He finally saw the light about climate change after a swim in a melt-water lake a mile up on the Greenlandic icecap. Tracey Brown is the Director of Sense About Science, a charity that campaigns for better evidence in public debate and policy making in the UK, and world-wide through international collaboration. She has led award-winning national campaigns to defend sound research and to stop misleading medical claims and, through Sense About Science, is currently challenging the routine concealment of clinical trial data by medical drug development companies. Tracey has contributed to books and journals on science, policy and the public, including Better Science Communication and comments regularly in newspapers, magazines, events and broadcasts.

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Author : Tracey Brown
Publisher : Sphere
Data Published : 03 July 2014
ISBN : 0751553514
EAN : 9780751553512
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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