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The Resource Crashes, crises, and calamities : how we can use science to read the early-warning signs, Len Fisher

Crashes, crises, and calamities : how we can use science to read the early-warning signs, Len Fisher

Label
Crashes, crises, and calamities : how we can use science to read the early-warning signs
Title
Crashes, crises, and calamities
Title remainder
how we can use science to read the early-warning signs
Statement of responsibility
Len Fisher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on ecology and biology, math and physics, the author offers four fundamental tools that scientists and engineers use to forecast the likelihood of sudden change: stability, catastrophe, complexity, and game theories
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fisher, Len
Dewey number
363.34/63
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV675
LC item number
.F49 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Accidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Science
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • SCIENCE / General
Label
Crashes, crises, and calamities : how we can use science to read the early-warning signs, Len Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. A potted pre-history of prognostication. Do animals have crystal balls? -- The future eclipsed -- Galileo's hell -- Pt. 2. How disasters happen. The stress of it all -- Runaway disaster -- The balance of nature and the nature of balance -- Pt. 3. Imminent catastrophes : reading the signs. The chaotic ecology of dragons -- Teetering on the brink of catastrophe -- Models and supermodels -- Beware of mathematicians -- Weak signals as major early-warning signs -- Summary : The future of forecasting
Control code
ocm657595615
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780465021024
Lccn
2010048289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657595615
  • (Sirsi) a1072755
Label
Crashes, crises, and calamities : how we can use science to read the early-warning signs, Len Fisher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. A potted pre-history of prognostication. Do animals have crystal balls? -- The future eclipsed -- Galileo's hell -- Pt. 2. How disasters happen. The stress of it all -- Runaway disaster -- The balance of nature and the nature of balance -- Pt. 3. Imminent catastrophes : reading the signs. The chaotic ecology of dragons -- Teetering on the brink of catastrophe -- Models and supermodels -- Beware of mathematicians -- Weak signals as major early-warning signs -- Summary : The future of forecasting
Control code
ocm657595615
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 233 pages
Isbn
9780465021024
Lccn
2010048289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)657595615
  • (Sirsi) a1072755

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