The Science of Disasters

Climate Disruptions, Heart Attacks, and Market Crashes

Editors: Bunde, Armin, Kropp, Jürgen, Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim (Eds.)

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Are there universal laws governing the persistence of weather, and is it possible to predict climate transitions as generated by natural or man-made perturbations? How can one quantify the roller-coaster dynamics of stock markets and anticipate mega-crashes? Can we diagnose the health condition of patients from heartbeat time-series analysis which may even form the basis for infarct prevention? This book tackles these questions by applying advanced methods from statistical physics and related fields to all types of non-linear dynamics prone to disaster. The transdisciplinary analysis is organized in some dozen review articles written by world-class scientists.

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"This impressive collection is a result of an international conference on ‘Facets of Universality in Complex Systems’, which was held in June 1999 at the University of Giessen, Germany. … What is found in and through this book are … 14 sophisticated examples of advanced modelling of non-linear processes, systems and systemic interdependencies. … My personal recommendation: A stimulating book … ." (Wolf Dombrowsky, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Vol. 12 (4), 2006)

"The book considers the non-linear dynamics of complex systems, with examples drawn from climatology, biodynamics and economics. … I would like to congratulate the editors and the publisher. Publishing a book covering state-of-the-art analysis in three disciplines cannot be easy. This is a beautifully presented work … . The diagrams are of a consistently high standard with liberal use of colour, and always enhance the discussion. … In short, this is a very good book, bursting with ideas … ." (Tom Holt, The Holocene, Vol. 14 (2), 2004)

"This monograph grew from a 1999 Giessen workshop entitled ‘Facets of Universality in Climate, Biodynamics and Stock Markets’. It is interdisciplinary by intent. … The book delivers an invitation to explore new tools and an introduction to the application fields mentioned above which I found stimulating, with its breadth of coverage and wealth of references." (Greg Doherty, The Physicist, Vol. 41 (1), 2003)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Entropy, Complexity, Predictability, and Data Analysis of Time Series and Letter Sequences

    Pages 2-25

    Ebeling, Werner (et al.)

  • Wavelet Based Multifractal Formalism: Applications to DNA Sequences, Satellite Images of the Cloud Structure, and Stock Market Data

    Pages 26-102

    Arneodo, Alain (et al.)

  • Space-Time Variability of the European Climate

    Pages 104-139

    Fraedrich, Klaus (et al.)

  • Is Climate Predictable?

    Pages 140-169

    Hasselmann, Klaus

  • Atmospheric Persistence Analysis: Novel Approaches and Applications

    Pages 170-191

    Bunde, Armin (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Disasters
Book Subtitle
Climate Disruptions, Heart Attacks, and Market Crashes
Editors
  • Armin Bunde
  • Jürgen Kropp
  • Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-56257-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-56257-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-41324-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62531-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 453
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