Catalogue of Risks: Natural, Technical, Social and Health Risks
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 90, Issue 2, page 18, 13 January 2009
How to Cite
2009), Catalogue of Risks: Natural, Technical, Social and Health Risks, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(2), 18–18, doi:10.1029/2009EO020009.(
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Financial, geophysical, and terrorist-related disasters have been headline news in the past few months. As amply demonstrated on a regular basis, the recognition and evaluation of risks are skills that could be more widespread. As such, Proske's Catalogue of Risks is timely and of potential interest.
The book is a revised and expanded version of an earlier German publication that aims to provide an encyclopedic discussion of issues related to risks and disasters, with a goal of facilitating an understanding of the components and assessment of risk. The book includes chapters that discuss the difficulty of coming to a consensus on a definition of risk, a comprehensive range of risks and disasters, objective risk measures, subjective risk judgment, quality of life measures, and legal aspects of risk. The book ends with an example of applying the concepts discussed to ship impacts against bridges.