3R27. Probabilistic Assessment of Structures using Monte Carlo Simulations. - Edited by P Marek, J Brozzetti, M Gustar. Academy Sci Czech Rep, Prague, Czech Rep. 471 pp. CD-ROM included.

Reviewed by I Elishakoff (Dept of Mech Eng, Florida Atlantic Univ, Boca Raton FL 33431-0991).

This is a textbook, which was completed with the support of the European Commission under the Leonardo da Vinci program. It is an unusual book. It is composed by 33 authors, 11 of whom may be characterized as students. This reminds me of a Talmudic dictum stating that one can learn a lot from his teachers, even more from his colleagues, and the most from one’s students. This cooperation between the editors, university professors, and the PhD students is a most welcome one. The authors pose a rightful and timely question: “What is needed to be...

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