Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and man-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and present events are presented in a historical narrative, making use of the most recent scholarship.
This monograph is an up-to-date presentation of the analysis and design of singular Markovian jump systems (SMJSs) in which the transition rate matrix of the underlying systems is generally uncertain, partially unknown and designed. The problems addressed include stability, stabilization, H∞ control and filtering, observer design, and adaptive…
Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, famines, and more
Highlights the role of science in studying natural disasters and describes the mechanisms responsible for them
Features a range of case studies which can be used in conjunction with one another or as standalone examples
Covers scientific material in a lucid and accessible style suited toundergraduate students or those outside of scientific disciplines
Traces the transition of our understanding of disasters, from religious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientific accounts
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