Item description for Extreme Events in Nature and Society (The Frontiers Collection) by S. Albeverio...
Significant, and usually unwelcome, surprises, such as floods, financial crisis, epileptic seizures, or material rupture, are the topics of Extreme Events in Nature and Society. The book, authored by foremost experts in these fields, reveals unifying and distinguishing features of extreme events, including problems of understanding and modelling their origin, spatial and temporal extension, and potential impact. The chapters converge towards the difficult problem of anticipation: forecasting the event and proposing measures to moderate or prevent it. Extreme Events in Nature and Society will interest not only specialists, but also the general reader eager to learn how the multifaceted field of extreme events can be viewed as a coherent whole.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.37" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.94" Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Release Date Nov 15, 2005
ISBN 3540286101 ISBN13 9783540286103
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More About S. Albeverio
S. Albeverio is Professor in the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bonn, Germany.
S. Albeverio has an academic affiliation as follows - Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universit??t Bonn Rheinische Friedrich-W.