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Engineering catastrophes : causes and effects of major accidents

Author: J F Lancaster
Publisher: Cambridge : Woodhead ; Boca Raton, FL : Published in North America by CRC Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"There is much to be gained from the study of catastrophes. Likewise the records of accidents in industry and transport are of great importance, not only by indicating trends in the incidence of loss or casualties, but also as a measure of human behaviour. The third edition of this well received book places emphasis on the human factor, with the first two chapters providing a method of analysing the records of  Read more...
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Lancaster, J.F. (John Frederick).
Engineering catastrophes.
Cambridge : Woodhead ; Boca Raton, FL : Published in North America by CRC Press, 2005
(OCoLC)894797084
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J F Lancaster
ISBN: 1845690168 9781845690168 0849398789 9780849398780 1845690818 9781845690816
OCLC Number: 58999684
Notes: Previous edition: Cambridge: Abington, 2000.
"CRC Press order number: WP9878"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 269 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Analysing casualty records --
Ch. 2. Accident and all-cause mortality : economic growth --
Ch. 3. Supercatastrophes --
Ch. 4. technical background --
Ch. 5. How technological change affects safety --
Ch. 6. Natural catastrophes --
App. I. Mathematical models and statistical methods for accident data.
Other Titles: Causes and effects of major accidents
Responsibility: John Lancaster.

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