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Author Fisher, Len

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

Publ Info New York : Basic Books, [2011]
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Descript xviii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
LC subject Accidents -- Prevention
Natural disasters -- Forecasting
Science -- History
Science -- Social aspects
ISBN 9780465021024 (hardback)
0465021026 (hardback)
9780465023356 (ebook)
0465023355 (ebook)