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Risk Wise: Nine Everyday Adventures

Risk Wise: Nine Everyday Adventures
美好人生的風險智慧: 九個聰明冒險家教你如何在不確定中變勇敢


作者  /  Polly Morland 波莉.莫蘭

出版社 / PROFILE BOOKS LTD

出版日期 / 2015/05/05

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$600

售價 / 9折, NT$ 540

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Risk often gets a bad press. From the seemingly unnecessary actions of extreme sportspeople to the excessive risk appetites of serial entrepreneurs, the term 'risky' is often seen as synonymous with 'reckless', 'foolhardy' or even downright dangerous.

But could any of us live in a world without risk, and would it be desirable to do so?

Through a series of nine wonderfully rich pen portraits, Polly Morland takes us on a journey through the world of risk, looking not at the extremes or exceptions, but at the routine risks we accept and embrace as part of our everyday lives, often unconsciously.

Meet the families who have lived happily on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for generations; the Paris Opera ballet dancer facing up to the physical, psychological and reputational risks her profession demands; the New York City forensic engineer for whom being first on the scene is just part of the day job. And marvel at the parents and playworkers who every day balance the risks and rewards of how much autonomy and independence to afford growing children.

The stories in Risk Wise address fundamental questions about risk and our perceptions about risk-taking. It argues that being risk wise - the ability to understand and accept risk as a force for good - is an essential part of the human experience and a route to living a full and rewarding life.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681052172006
ISBN 13 /9781781254486
ISBN 10 /1781254486
EAN /9781781254486

頁數144
尺寸19.1X11.9X1CM
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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