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The Science of Disasters

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  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Springer .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Applied physics & special topics,
  • Meteorology,
  • Theoretical methods,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Mathematical Physics,
  • Natural Disasters,
  • System Theory,
  • Science,
  • Physics,
  • Science / Physics,
  • Biological systems,
  • Statistical physics,
  • Earth Sciences - Geography,
  • Climatology,
  • Disasters,
  • Nonlinear theories

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsArmin Bunde (Editor), Jürgen Kropp (Editor), Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages472
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9057126M
    ISBN 103540413243
    ISBN 109783540413240

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