Case histories are given throughout the book. These are designed to show how human frailty, or the unexpected weakness of materials, or a combination of both, can lead to dire and tragic circumstances.
- Understand why disasters occur and how they could have been avoided
- Emphasis is placed on the human factor in catastrophes
- Case studies illustrate the factors that can lead to dire and tragic circumstances
Accident and all-cause mortality: Economic growth
The technical background
How technological change affects safety
Appendix: Mathematical models and statistical methods for accident data.