Crashes, Crises, and Calamities

How We Can Use Science to Read the Early-Warning Signs
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Author(s): Len Fisher
Original Publish Date: Mar 29, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (5.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100053879
Released: Jun 20, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469056166
Narrator/s: Sean Pratt
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
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Description

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.

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