By Len Fisher
Why do yes civilizations, societies, and ecosystems cave in? How does the domino impact relate to the credits crunch? whilst can arithmetic aid clarify marriage? and the way on the earth do toads expect earthquakes? the long run is doubtful. yet technological know-how may also help foretell what lies ahead.Drawing on ecology and biology, math and physics, Crashes, Crises, and Calamities deals 4 primary instruments that scientists and engineers use to forecast the possibility of unexpected swap: balance, disaster, complexity, and video game theories. In obtainable prose, Len Fisher demonstrates how we will foresee and deal with occasions that may differently capture us by means of surprise.At the leading edge of technological know-how, Fisher is helping us locate how one can act ahead of a full-fledged disaster is upon us. Crashes, Crises, and Calamities is a witty and informative exploration of the chaos, complexity, and styles of our day-by-day lives.
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