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Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications

Disaster Forensics

Understanding Root Cause and Complex Causality

Editors: Masys, Anthony J. (Ed.)

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  • Presents state of the art ‘forensic analysis’ approaches to understanding the root causes of disasters and thereby presents insights in preventing, preparing for and managing disasters
  • Shows how disasters can be avoided through knowledge-based actions
  • Stresses the importance of a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters
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This book aims to uncover the root causes of natural and man-made disasters by going beyond the typical reports and case studies conducted post-disaster. It opens the black box of disasters by presenting ‘forensic analysis approaches’ to disasters, thereby revealing the complex causality that characterizes them and explaining how and why hazards do, or do not, become disasters. This yields ‘systemic’ strategies for managing disasters.
Recently the global threat landscape has seen the emergence of high impact, low probability events. Events like Hurricane Katrina, the Great Japan Earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Sandy, Super Typhoon Haiyan, global terrorist activities have become the new norm. Extreme events challenge our understanding regarding the interdependencies and complexity of the disaster aetiology and are often referred to as Black Swans. Between 2002 and 2011, there were 4130 disasters recorded that resulted from natural hazards around the world. In these, 1,117,527 people perished and a minimum of US$1,195 billion in losses were reported. In the year 2011 alone, 302 disasters claimed 29,782 lives; affected 206 million people and inflicted damages worth a minimum of estimated US$366 billion.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Individual and Societal Risk (RiskIS): Beyond Probability and Consequence During Hurricane Katrina

    Pages 1-23

    Katina, Polinpapilinho F.

  • Application of Problem Inversion to Cascading Critical Infrastructure Failure

    Pages 25-45

    Taylor, Ivan

  • Heroes and Villains in Complex Socio-technical Systems

    Pages 47-62

    Gao, Jonathan (et al.)

  • Patient Safety and Disaster Forensics: Understanding Complex Causality Through Actor Network Ethnography

    Pages 63-82

    Masys, Anthony J.

  • The Fog of Battle in Risk and Crisis Communication: Towards the Goal of Interoperability in the Digital Age

    Pages 83-129

    Bonner, Allan

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disaster Forensics
Book Subtitle
Understanding Root Cause and Complex Causality
Editors
  • Anthony J. Masys
Series Title
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41849-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41849-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41847-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82445-1
Series ISSN
1613-5113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 409
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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