The first three books in the MIT Press Engineering Systems Book Series are now available in the MIT Press Bookstore with a 20 percent introductory discount.
The newest book in the series is Engineering a Safer World: Systems Thinking Applied to Safety by Nancy Leveson. The book takes a new, systems approach to safety that is suited to today’s complex, sociotechnical, software-intensive world. Leveson uses an extended model of causation (Systems-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes, or STAMP), then shows how the new model can be used to create techniques for system safety engineering — including accident analysis, hazard analysis, system design, safety in operations and management of safety-critical systems. She applies these techniques to real events, such as the friendly-fire loss of a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter in the first Gulf War; the Vioxx recall; the U.S. Navy SUBSAFE program; and the bacterial contamination of a public water supply in a Canadian town.
A full description of the book can be found on the MIT Press website.