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The Resource Disrupted networks : from physics to climate change, Bruce J. West & Nicola Scafetta

Disrupted networks : from physics to climate change, Bruce J. West & Nicola Scafetta

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Disrupted networks : from physics to climate change
Title
Disrupted networks
Title remainder
from physics to climate change
Statement of responsibility
Bruce J. West & Nicola Scafetta
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book provides a lens through which modern society is shown to depend on complex networks for its stability. One way to achieve this understanding is through the development of a new kind of science, one that is not explicitly dependent on the traditional disciplines of biology, economics, physics, sociology and so on; a science of networks. This text reviews, in non-mathematical language, what we know about the development of science in the twenty-first century and how that knowledge influences our world. In addition, it distinguishes the two-tiered science of the twentieth century, based on experiment and theory (data and knowledge) from the three-tiered science of experiment, computation and theory (data, information and knowledge) of the twenty-first century in everything from psychophysics to climate change. --
  • This book is unique in that it addresses two parallel lines of argument. The first line is general and intended for a lay audience, but one that is scientifically sophisticated, explaining how the paradigm of science has been changed to accommodate the computer and large-scale computation. The second line of argument addresses what some consider the seminal scientific problem of climate change. The authors show how a misunderstanding of the change in the scientific paradigm has led to a misunderstanding of complex phenomena in general, and the causes of global warming in particular --Book Jacket
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BTCTA
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West, Bruce J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Scafetta, Nicola
Series statement
Studies of nonlinear phenomena in life science
Series volume
v. 13
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  • System analysis
  • Science
Label
Disrupted networks : from physics to climate change, Bruce J. West & Nicola Scafetta
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-287) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
496951814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 301 pages
Isbn
9789814304306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map (color)
System control number
(OCoLC)496951814
Label
Disrupted networks : from physics to climate change, Bruce J. West & Nicola Scafetta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-287) 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
Control code
496951814
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 301 pages
Isbn
9789814304306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map (color)
System control number
(OCoLC)496951814

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