Engineering Catastrophes - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781845690168, 9781845690816

Engineering Catastrophes

3rd Edition

Causes and Effects of Major Accidents

Authors: J. F. Lancaster
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845690168
eBook ISBN: 9781845690816
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 22nd July 2005
Page Count: 288
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Description

Analysing casualty records; Accident and all-cause mortality: Economic growth; Supercatastrophes; The technical background; How technological change affects safety; Natural catastrophes; Appendix: Mathematical models and statistical methods for accident data.

Key Features

  • Understand why disasters occur and how they could have been avoided
  • Emphasis is placed on the human factor in catastrophes
  • Case studies illustrate the factors that can lead to dire and tragic circumstances

Readership

Anyone who wants to understand disasters occur and how they could have been avoided

Table of Contents

Analysing casualty records; Accident and all-cause mortality: Economic growth; Supercatastrophes; The technical background; How technological change affects safety; Natural catastrophes; Appendix: Mathematical models and statistical methods for accident data.

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9781845690816
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845690168

About the Author

J. F. Lancaster

Reviews

the book is recommended reading for anyone wanting to understand why disasters occur and how they could have been avoided., Materials World