Universally acknowledged as the classic text in its field, this volume covers order statistics and their exceedances; exact distribution of extremes; analytical study of extremes; the 1st asymptotic distribution; uses of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd asymptotes; and the range summary. 1958 edition. Includes 44 tables and 97 graphs.
In a world where it seems that more extreme events are occurring with greater frequency (i.e., so-called 100-year events in the way of storms, floods, fires, and earthquakes), a solid text to help understand the dynamic of such extreme events is most welcome! Statistics of Extremes does an absolutely marvelous job of presenting in clear and plain prose how to creatively think about and model for extreme events in meaningful and practical ways. A must-read for those interested in all manner of statistical insights.