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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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Pratt

Length:

5h 18m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

13:44


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

26:38


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

22:24


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:22


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

31:09


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

32:53


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

37:41


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

26:12


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

21:31


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

20:51


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

32:58


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

33:51


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

02:50