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Chiles, James R.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 67 publications in 3 languages and 2,315 library holdings
Genres: History  Rules 
Roles: Author
Classifications: T174.5, 363.1
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Most widely held works by James R Chiles
Inviting disaster : lessons from the edge of technology : an inside look at catastrophes and why they happen by James R Chiles( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On July 25, 2000, a small piece of debris on the runway at a Paris airport caused a tire to blow out on an Air France Concorde during its takeoff. A heavy slab of rubber that spun off from a tire created a shock wave in a wing tank, which burst open and sent fuel streaming into an engine intake. As flames trailed two hundred feet behind, the aircraft rolled out of control. The crash killed all 109 people on board and 4 more on the ground." "The tragedy of that departing Concorde is just one of many such chain-reaction catastrophes that have occurred as the world has grown more technologically complex and as our machines have become more difficult to control - and more deadly. Now, in an investigation into the causes and often brutal consequences of technological breakdowns, James R. Chiles offers new insights into the increasingly frequent machine disasters that haunt our lives."--Jacket
The god machine : from boomerangs to black hawks, the story of the helicopter by James R Chiles( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History has known few more inventive minds than those responsible for the helicopter, mankind's most versatile flying machine. From the aerodynamic artistry of Leonardo da Vinci, through the futuristic tales of Jules Verne, to the prototypes built by the horde of rotationally obsessed enthusiasts who followed, here is the definitive story of a modern icon. Proposing that humans could hover in the air by hanging a fuselage beneath large spinning blades requires a substantial leap of the imagination--not to mention a pile of precision gadgetry. This book bears witness to the challenge of turning the earliest "rotating wing" aircraft into the helicopters of today.--From publisher description
Plastics reduction and recycling in Minnesota by Tim Nolan( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problem materials plan I by John Gilkeson( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MMSW landfill liability report : methods to address landfill liabilities at mixed municipal solid waste landfills by James R Chiles( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Internalizing waste management costs by James R Chiles( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosefill comparison study by James R Chiles( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on management costs of waste packaging by James R Chiles( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saiaku no jiko ga okorumade hito wa nani o shiteitanoka by James R Chiles( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining captivating storytelling with eye-opening findings, Inviting Disaster delves inside some of history's worst catastrophes in order to show how increasingly "smart" systems leave us wide open to human tragedy. Weaving a dramatic narrative that explains how breakdowns in these systems result in such disasters as the chain reaction crash of the Air France Concorde to the meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station, Chiles vividly demonstrates how the battle between man and machine may be escalating beyond manageable limits -- and why we all have a stake in its outcome. Included in this edition is a special introduction providing a behind-the-scenes look at the World Trade Center catastrophe. Combining firsthand accounts of employees' escapes with an in-depth look at the structural reasons behind the towers' collapse, Chiles addresses the question, Were the towers "two tall heroes" or structures with a fatal flaw'
Kikaijikake no kami : Herikoputā zenshi by James R Chiles( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnesota solid waste management : economic status and outlook by James R Chiles( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report on packaging discards by James R Chiles( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zai nan : tu fa gong gong wei sheng shi jian hui gu by JamesR. Qilisi( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao cong li shi shang de tu fa shi jian zhe shou,Cong bu tong jiao du jie shao,You de miao shu zheng ge shi jian guo cheng,You de jiang shu ren men dui ji bing de ren shi he tan suo guo cheng,Bing qie ti chu zhi liao de fang fa he jin hou yu fang de tu jing
Working paper, the division of states under the Constitution : politics and history by James R Chiles( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress in proctology : proceedings of the 3<superscript>rd</superscript> by James R Chiles( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency report : rules to prohibit disposal of solid waste based on site sensitivity to groundwater contamination( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's not easy going eye to eye with today's newfangled fires by James R Chiles( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The great American junkyard : going from wrecks to riches by James R Chiles( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flying cars were a dream that never got off the ground by James R Chiles( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Inviting disaster : lessons from the edge of technology : an inside look at catastrophes and why they happen
Alternative Names
Chiles, James R.

Chiles, Jim

チャイルズ, ジェームズ・R.

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The god machine : from boomerangs to black hawks, the story of the helicopter