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Mission Improbable: Using Fantasy Documents to Tame Disaster

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  • Author(s): Lee Clarke
  • Publisher: 1999. 2001 (paperback)
  • Year Published: Chicago: University of Chicago Press

What happens when we must plan for massive disaster but have no experience, no clue about how to go about it? Mission Improbable enters the world of managers and experts who think they can rebuild societies after nuclear war, who think they can evacuate huge numbers of people after nuclear meltdowns, and who think they can cleanup huge oil spills. It is a world of whimsy and fantasy, a world where people have to think they can control the uncontrollable.