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By Jim Ryan, John Lumley (auth.), James Ryan MB, BCh, BAO, MCh, FRCS, DMCC, FFAEM (Hon), Peter F. Mahoney TD, MSc, FRCA, FFARCSI, FIMC, RCS (Edin), DMCC, Ian Greaves MB, ChB, MRCP (UK), DMCC, DipIMCRCS (Ed), Gavin Bowyer MB, BCh, MChir, FRCS(Orth) (eds.)

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This is another example of the failure to apply existing technology, and to incorporate it into community preparedness. Forecasts and warnings are clearly applications of science that can make a huge difference, but despite much costly work, scientists are no nearer predicting when and where an earthquake can strike in a seismic fault zone. The next big earthquake on the San Andreas Fault in California, or in Tokyo, will be as sudden and without warning as in disasters in the past. Scientists will always be wary of using words such as prediction because, since its publication in the 1960s, chaos theory has opened up a natural world in which a situation can be both deterministic and unpredictable.

The importance of traditional military structures in armies and navies is then greatly reduced. Instead, the air element is emphasised. Such a view is profoundly challenging to many military orthodoxies. Van Creveld: An Alternative View Equally challenging is the approach of Van Creveld, the eminent Israeli strategist and military writer. Whilst agreeing that the Gulf War has a central significance, his view is markedly different from the technocentric perspective. Far from being the first of the modern wars, Van Creveld argues that the Gulf War was the last of the old -style conflicts.

I965 11 Jan. 1970 31 May 1970 4 Feb. 1985 9-17 Sep. 1988 7 Dec. 1988 17 Oct. -l Mar. 1990 29- 30 Apr. I991 23-27 Aug. 1992 30 Sep. 1993 17 Jan 1994 17 Jan. 1998 17 Aug. l999 Event Hurricane Earthquake Earthqua e Earthquake Earthqua e Earthquake Flood Earthquake HUrricane Earthquake Earthquake Cyclone Storm surge Flood Typhoon Earthqua e Hurncane Betsy Cyclone Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake Earthquake Volcanic erupllon HUrricane Gilbert Earthquake Earthquake Winter storms Storm surge, cyclone Gorky Typhoon Mlleille Hurncane Andrew Earthqua e Earthquake Earthquake Flood Hurncane Mitch Earthquake Earthquake Hurfk an storm surge Location Approximate death toll Galveston.

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