The Frontiers Collection

Extreme Events in Nature and Society

Editors: Albeverio, Sergio, Jentsch, Volker, Kantz, Holger (Eds.)

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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.

About the authors

Sergio Albeverio: Studied mathematics and physics; professorships and research positions at several universities (in Europe, USA, Russia, Japan, China); now professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Director of Interdisciplinary Center for Complex Systems at the University of Bonn.

Volker Jentsch: Studied physics and geophysics; worked in Max Planck Institutes, universities and scientific administration; now co-director at the Interdisciplinary Center for Complex Systems at the University of Bonn.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Extreme Events: Magic, Mysteries, and Challenges

    Pages 1-18

    Jentsch, Volker (et al.)

  • Anticipating Extreme Events

    Pages 21-45

    Nadin, Mihai

  • Mathematical Methods and Concepts for the Analysis of Extreme Events

    Pages 47-68

    Albeverio, Sergio (et al.)

  • Dynamical Interpretation of Extreme Events: Predictability and Predictions

    Pages 69-93

    Kantz, Holger (et al.)

  • Endogenous versus Exogenous Origins of Crises

    Pages 95-119

    Sornette, Didier

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extreme Events in Nature and Society
Editors
  • Sergio Albeverio
  • Volker Jentsch
  • Holger Kantz
Series Title
The Frontiers Collection
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-28611-0
DOI
10.1007/3-540-28611-X
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-28610-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06679-5
Series ISSN
1612-3018
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 352
Number of Illustrations
115 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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