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Leading the way in this field, the Encyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Analysis and Assessment is the first publication to offer a modern, comprehensive and in-depth resource to the huge variety of disciplines involved. A truly international work, its coverage ranges across risk issues pertinent to life scientists, engineers, policy makers, healthcare professionals, the finance industry, the military and practising statisticians. Drawing on the expertise of world-renowned authors and editors in this field this title provides up-to-date material on drug safety, investment theory, public policy applications, transportation safety, public perception of risk, epidemiological risk, national defence and security, critical infrastructure, and program management. This major publication is easily accessible for all those involved in the field of risk assessment and analysis. For ease-of-use it is available in print and online.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470035498
ISBN-10: 0470035498
Format: Hardback
(290mm x 170mm x 240mm)
Pages: 2176
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edward L. Melnick

Edward Melnick is Professor of Statistics and former Chairperson of the Department of Statistics and Operations Research at Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. In 1960 he received a BA in Psychology from Lehigh University. In 1963 he received an MS in Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and received a PhD degree in Mathematical Statistics in 1970 from George Washington University. Professor Melnick has provided consulting services to both industry and government. The quality of his many research publications was recognized when he was voted to the position of Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He is also Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society. Professor Melnick was Chairman of the Risk Analysis section of the American Statistical Association. Brian Everitt is Professor Emeritus at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London. He has written numerous books but is better known to Wiley for the Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioural Science for which he was co-editor in chief. This was published three months ahead of schedule. Professor Everitt was also a Section Editor for both editions of the Encyclopedia of Biostatistics.