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Title Extreme events in nature and society [electronic resource] / S. Albeverio, V. Jentsch, H. Kantz (eds.).

Published Berlin : Springer, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xv, 352 p.) : ill.
Series Frontiers collection, 1612-3018
Frontiers collection. 1612-3018
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preliminaries; Preface; Contents; 1 Extreme Events: Magic, Mysteries, and Challenges; 2 Anticipating Extreme Events; 3 Mathematical Methods and Concepts; 4 Dynamical Interpretation of Extreme Events; 5 Endogenous versus Exogenous Origins of Crises; 6 Epilepsy: Extreme Events in the Human Brain; 7 Extreme Events in the Geological Past; 8 Wind and Precipitation Extremes in the Earth's Atmosphere; 9 Freak Ocean Waves and Refraction of Gaussian Seas; 10 Predicting the Lifetime of Steel; 11 Computer Simulations of Opinions and their Reactions to Extreme Events.
Summary Presents unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. This book aims to help in the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it.
Other author Albeverio, Sergio.
Jentsch, V. (Volker)
Kantz, Holger, 1960-
Subject Natural disasters.
Emergency management.
NATURE -- Natural Disasters.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783540286103 (alk. paper)
3540286101 (alk. paper)
354028611X (electronic bk.)
9783540286110 (electronic bk.)