Trevor Kletz had a huge impact on the way people viewed accidents and safety, particularly in the process industries. His ideas were developed from nearly 40 years working in the chemical industry. When he retired from there he shared his experience and ideas widely in over 15 books. Trevor Kletz Compendium: How his best stories are still relevant today compendium introduces you to Kletz's stories and bring them up to date to provide you with a valuable resource and inspire you to make a positive contribution to the way safety is managed where you work. Topics covered in this book include: inherent safety, safety studies, human factors and design. You will learn the lessons from past accidents so that you can strive to make sure they don't happen again.
Most things we create will not matter. This book is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary innovation mostly keeps them far apart. But in this book, David Edwards—world-renowned inventor; Harvard professor of the practice of idea translation; creator of breathable insulin, edible food packaging, and digital scents—reveals that the secret to creating very new things of lasting benefit, including innovations we will need to sustain human life on the planet, lies in perceiving art and science as one.
Here Edwards shares how he discovered a way of creating that transcends disciplines and incorporates the principles of aesthetics. He introduces us to cutting-edge artists, musicians, architects, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, chefs, choreographers, and novelists (among others) and uncovers a three-step cycle they all share in creating things that durably matter. This creator cycle looks unlike what we associate with game-changing innovation today, and aligns the most expressive art and the most revolutionary science in a radical reimagining of how we live. David Edwards and the innovators he profiles belong to an emerging grassroots renaissance flourishing in special environments that we all can make in our schools, companies and homes.
Creating Things That Matter is a book for anyone wondering what tomorrow might be, and at last half believing that what they do can make a difference.
Filmmaker and writer Mike Freedman speaks with a range of experts from a variety of backgrounds about what the future has in store for humanity.
Post-growth economics, sustainability, water privatisation, rejuvenation biotechnology, cyber-security and the war on drugs are some of the topics covered, featuring new insights from diverse thinkers including Richard Heinberg, Derrick Jensen, Professor Sir Michael Marmot, Dr David Nutt and Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
With passion, foresight and a willingness to look difficult facts in the face, these conversations paint an honest and often troubling picture of the future that we are building.
What kind of world do we want to live in over the coming decades? What society and environment do we want to leave behind for our children?
"For anyone who wants an accessible but no-holds-barred insight into emerging paradigms of participatory, prosperous and peaceful societies that nurture rather than degrade their environment, this is an essential resource." - Dr Nafeez Ahmed
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