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Caught in the Path of Katrina A Survey of the Hurricane's Human Effects
J. Steven Picou, "Caught in the Path of Katrina: A Survey of the Hurricane’s Human Effects "
English | ISBN: 1477319727 | 2019 | 136 pages | PDF | 24 MB
In 2008, three years after Hurricane Katrina cut a deadly path along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, researchers J. Steven Picou and Keith Nicholls conducted a survey of the survivors in Louisiana and Mississippi, receiving more than twenty-five hundred responses, and followed up two years later with more than five hundred of the initial respondents. Showcasing their landmark findings, Caught in the Path of Katrina: A Survey of the Hurricane’s Human Effects yields a more complete understanding of the traumas endured as a result of the Storm of the Century.The authors report on evacuation behaviors, separations from family, damage to homes, and physical and psychological conditions among residents of seven of the parishes and counties that bore the brunt of Katrina. The findings underscore the frequently disproportionate suffering of African Americans and the agonizingly slow pace of recovery. Highlighting the lessons learned, the book offers suggestions for improved governmental emergency management techniques to increase preparedness, better mitigate storm damage, and reduce the level of trauma in future disasters. Multiple major hurricanes have unleashed their destruction in the years since Katrina, making this a crucial study whose importance only continues to grow.

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Robust Estimates of Location Survey and Advances
Robust Estimates of Location: Survey and Advances By David Andrews, Peter Bickel, Frank Hampel, W. Rogers, J. Tukey, P Huber
2015 | 384 Pages | ISBN: 0691081166 | PDF | 10 MB
Because estimation involves inferring information about an unknown quantity on the basis of available data, the selection of an estimator is influenced by its ability to perform well under the conditions that are assumed to underlie the data. Since these conditions are never known exactly, the estimators chosen must be robust; i.e., they must be able to perform well under a variety of underlying conditions. The theory of robust estimation is based on specified properties of specified estimators under specified conditions. This book was written as the result of a study undertaken to establish the interaction of these three components over as large a range as possible.Originally published in 1972.

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