Crashes Crises and Calamities: How We Can Use Science to Read the Early-Warning Signs

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Crashes Crises and Calamities: How We Can Use Science to Read the Early-Warning Signs
Authors: Len Fisher
Year: 2011
Publisher: Basic Books
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9780465021024
ISBN 10: 465021026
Categorie: Society, Politics and Philosophy
Pages: 256 / 258
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Crashes, Crises, and Calamities: How We Can Use Science to Read the Early-Warning Signs Len Fisher
Why do certain civilizations, societies, and ecosystems collapse? How does the domino effect relate to the credit crunch? When can mathematics help explain marriage? And how on earth do toads predict earthquakes? The future is uncertain. But science can help foretell what lies ahead.Drawing on ecology and biology, math and physics, Crashes, Crises, and Calamities offers four fundamental tools that scientists and engineers use to forecast the likelihood of sudden change: stability, catastrophe, complexity, and game theories. In accessible prose, Len Fisher demonstrates how we can foresee and manage events that might otherwise catch us by surprise.At the cutting edge of science, Fisher helps us find ways to act before a full-fledged catastrophe is upon us. Crashes, Crises, and Calamities is a witty and informative exploration of the chaos, complexity, and patterns of our daily lives. Categories:
Society, Politics & Philosophy
Year:
2011
Publisher:
Basic Books
Language:
english
Pages:
256 / 258
ISBN 10:
0465021026
ISBN 13:
9780465021024
File:
36 MB

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