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Extreme Events in Nature and Society

Extreme Events in Nature and Society by Sergio Albeverio
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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.

Springer Berlin Heidelberg; February 2006
367 pages; ISBN 9783540286110
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Title: Extreme Events in Nature and Society
Author: Sergio Albeverio; Volker Jentsch; Holger Kantz
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