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The Mathematics Of Natural Catastrophes

The Mathematics Of Natural Catastrophes by G Woo
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This is a unique book about natural catastrophes, focusing on the mathematical aspects of these phenomena. Although academic in style and didactic in purpose, it is practical in the treatment of the diverse issues covered, which range from hazard warning and forecasting to engineering design criteria and insurance loss estimation. Addressing as it does many mathematical topics not found together in a single volume, the book should be of value to all those with a quantitative educational interest in or professional concern for natural catastrophes.

Contents: A Taxonomy of Natural Hazards; A Sense of Scale; A Measure of Uncertainty; A Matter of Time; Forecasting; Deciding to Warn; A Question of Design; Damage Estimation; Catastrophe Cover; Financial Issues; The Third Millennium.

Readership: Earth and atmospheric scientists, civil engineers, geographers, economists and applied mathematicians.

World Scientific Publishing Company; January 1999
305 pages; ISBN 9781783261970
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Title: The Mathematics Of Natural Catastrophes
Author: G Woo