RiskBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6988.1206 (Published 06 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1206
- Simon Carter
John Adams UCL Press, pounds sterling12.95, pp 228 ISBN 1 85728 068 7
In Risk John Adams (a geographer) has set himself an ambitious task. Over the past 30 years the study of risk, broadly defined as the uncertainties associated with some harmful future event, has grown to enormous proportions. There is hardly a profession or academic discipline that does not have its associated risk specialists. Given that risk is being studied so intently it is surprising that many debates remain unresolved. For example, are the roads safer today than yesterday? does traffic pollution lead to ill health? or is the global …
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