This classic, comprehensive book is divided into three sections. The first section examines the concept of risk, the nature of the insurance device, and the principles of risk management. This section also provides an overview of the insurance industry. The second section examines the traditional fields of life and health insurance as solutions to the risks connected with the loss of income. The Social Security system, workers compensation, and other social insurance coverages are discussed. The final section deals with the risks associated with the ownership of property and legal liability. Updated to reflect the changes in the field of insurance since 1996, and a listing of Web sites of interest.Vaughan, Emmett J. is the author of 'Fund.of Risk+insurance' with ISBN 9780471545521 and ISBN 047154552X.