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The Resource The future of everything : the science of prediction, David Orrell

The future of everything : the science of prediction, David Orrell

Label
The future of everything : the science of prediction
Title
The future of everything
Title remainder
the science of prediction
Statement of responsibility
David Orrell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For centuries scientist have strived to predict the future. But to what extent have they succeeded? Can past events - Hurricane Katrina, the Internet stock Bubble, the SARS outbreak - help us understand what will happen next? Will scientists ever really be able to forecast catastrophes, or will we always be at the mercy of Mother Nature, waiting for the next storm, epidemic, or economic crash to thunder through our lives?" "In The Future of Everything, scientist David Orrell looks back at the history of forecasting, from the time of the Oracle at Delphi to the rise of astrology to the advent of the TV weather report, showing us how scientists (and some charlatans) predicted the future. How can today's scientists claim to anticipate future weather events when even three-day forecasts prove a serious challenge? Can we predict and control epidemics? Can we accurately foresee our financial future? Or, will we only find out about tomorrow when tomorrow arrives?"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NAB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Orrell, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forecasting
  • Forecasting
  • Social prediction
  • Weather forecasting
  • Public health
  • Economic forecasting
Label
The future of everything : the science of prediction, David Orrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [410]-432) 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
Contents
Introduction. The science and sociology of forecasting -- 1. Slings and arrows : the beginnings of prediction -- 2. Let there be light : Tycho Brahe and the model makers -- 3. Divide and conquer : the gospel of deterministic science -- 4. Red sky at night : predicting the weather -- 5. It's in the genes : predicting our health -- 6. Bulls and bears : predicting our economy -- 7. The big picture : how weather, health, and wealth are related -- 8. Back to the drawing board : figuring out where we went wrong -- 9. Consulting the crystal ball : our world in 2100
Control code
77567252
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Thunder's Mouth Press ed.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781560259756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77567252
Label
The future of everything : the science of prediction, David Orrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [410]-432) 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
Contents
Introduction. The science and sociology of forecasting -- 1. Slings and arrows : the beginnings of prediction -- 2. Let there be light : Tycho Brahe and the model makers -- 3. Divide and conquer : the gospel of deterministic science -- 4. Red sky at night : predicting the weather -- 5. It's in the genes : predicting our health -- 6. Bulls and bears : predicting our economy -- 7. The big picture : how weather, health, and wealth are related -- 8. Back to the drawing board : figuring out where we went wrong -- 9. Consulting the crystal ball : our world in 2100
Control code
77567252
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Thunder's Mouth Press ed.
Extent
449 pages
Isbn
9781560259756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)77567252

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