June 22, 2010

Mega Disasters

Why do disasters so often catch us by surprise--and therefore unprepared? This book looks at the science and mathematics behind predicting natural disasters and financial crashes. It describes true stories of people whose lives are impacted by these events, while at the same time detailing the work of scientists and mathematical modelers who are working feverishly to predict the next disaster and minimize it horrible impact.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Mega Disasters: The Science of Predicting the Next Catastrophe
Florin Diacu
GB 5014 .D53 2010