With a Long Inscription
The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA
Notes: One of the most influential books on the Challenger space shuttle disaster and a notable work on the sociology of decision-making. According to Google Scholar, this book has been cited 5000 times in the academic literature.
Vaughn is a professor of sociology at Columbia University.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Nicely inscribed to the National Book Award-winning paleontologist and evolutionary theorist, Stephen Jay Gould: "For Steve, Dear colleague and friend, who also labors in the fascination of science history and the abundant detail necessary for true revelation and understanding... Love, Diane." Signed copies of this book are scarce.
This book came from the Harvard office library of Stephen Jay Gould and it has a laid in bookplate to denote the provenance.
Publication: Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
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