Critical Transitions in Nature and Society download free [PDF and Ebook] by Marten Scheffer

Critical Transitions in Nature and Society download free [PDF and Ebook] by Marten Scheffer year 2011
  • Book name: Critical Transitions in Nature and Society
  • Author: Marten Scheffer
  • Release date: 2011/9/14
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780691122045
  • Rating: 9.06 of 10
  • Votes: 555
  • Review by: Stetson Sargent
  • Review rating: 8.81 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/3
  • Total pages: 400
  • Includes a PDF summary of 46 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: How do we explain the remarkably abrupt changes that sometimes occur in nature and society-and can we predict why and when they happen? This book offers a comprehensive introduction to critical transitions in complex systems-the radical changes that happen at tipping points when thresholds are passed. Marten Scheffer accessibly describes the dynamical systems theory behind critical transitions, covering catastrophe theory, bifurcations, chaos, and more. He gives examples of critical transitions in lakes, oceans, terrestrial ecosystems, climate, evolution, and human societies. And he demonstrates how to deal with these transitions, offering practical guidance on how to predict tipping points, how to prevent 'bad' transitions, and how to promote critical transitions that work for us and not against us. Scheffer shows the time is ripe for understanding and managing critical transitions in the vast and complex systems in which we live. This book can also serve as a textbook and includes a detailed appendix with equations. Provides an accessible introduction to dynamical systems theory Covers critical transitions in lakes, oceans, terrestrial ecosystems, the climate, evolution, and human societies Explains how to predict tipping points Offers strategies for preventing 'bad' transitions and triggering 'good' ones Features an appendix with equations
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 26H19M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Biology, Life Sciences, Evolution, Cybernetics & Systems Theory, Ecological Science, The Biosphere, Applied Ecology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 53.13 USD
  • Dimensions: 137.16x213.36x20.32mm
  • Weight: 425g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New Jersey, United States

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