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By Ted G. Lewis

Did the terrorist assaults at the usa in 2001, the large strength blackout of 2003, typhoon Katrina in 2005, and the Gulf oil spill of 2010 'just happen'-or have been those shattering occasions foreseeable? Do such calamities in reality stick with a predictable trend? do we plan for the unexpected via pondering the unthinkable? Ted Lewis explains the development of catastrophes and their underlying reason. In a provocative journey of a unstable international, he courses the reader via mega-fires, fragile strength grids, mismanaged telecommunication structures, worldwide terrorist pursuits, migrating viruses, risky markets and web storms. glossy societies are looking to stay clear of catastrophes, however the force to make issues quicker, more cost-effective, and extra effective ends up in self-organized criticality-the situation of platforms at the verge of catastrophe. this can be a double-edged sword. every thing from organic evolution to political revolution is pushed through a few cave in, calamity or problem. to prevent annihilation yet let for growth, we needs to switch the ways that we comprehend the styles and deal with platforms. Bak's Sand Pile explains how.

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