By Johan M. Havenaar,Julie G. Cwikel,Evelyn J. Bromet

whilst an twist of fate includes many of us and while its results are many and critical, we converse of a catastrophe. mess ups have a similar causal fac­ tors as injuries: they range from injuries by means of the gravity of outcomes, now not via motives. The motion of a unmarried person can result in millions of deaths and enormous monetary losses. The steel fatigue of a screw might, through a series of occasions, reason an explosion killing thousands or result in a holiday in a dam and a devastating flood. the truth that minor and unpredictable acts can result in mess ups is im­ portant since it permits us to foretell that the years yet to come will convey with them extra mess ups with ever extra critical results. The density ofhu­ guy populations is transforming into. by way of the 12 months 2025 a few 4 fifths of the world's inhabitants may be residing in city settings. An explosion or a fuel leak in a densely populated sector will reason incomparably extra harm than a simi­ lar occasion in a rural zone. glossy expertise is immensely robust (and its strength is continuous to develop) and will be utilized in a disastrous demeanour. Ag­ gression is simply as attainable now because it was once long ago, however the instruments of aggression are enormously extra harmful than ever ahead of. This booklet, edited via Johan M. Havenaar, Julie G. Cwikel, and Evelyn J. Bromet, is hence very timely.

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