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Calculating catastrophe

Gordon Woo

Calculating catastrophe

by Gordon Woo

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Imperial College Press, Distributed by World scientific Publishing Co. in London, Singapore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Emergency management,
  • Mathematical models,
  • Natural disasters,
  • Mathemical models

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-346) and index.

    StatementGordon Woo
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGB5014 .W65 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 355 p. :
    Number of Pages355
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25134213M
    ISBN 101848167385, 1848167393
    ISBN 109781848167384, 9781848167391
    LC Control Number2011456569
    OCLC/WorldCa694393594

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