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Crashes, Crises, and Calamities: How We Can Use Science to Read the Early-Warning Signs Hardcover – March 29, 2011

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Scott M. Cooper, MIT Research Affiliate, co-author of Coolhunting
“With this third book in his trilogy of exploration into how to address some of society’s most complex and vexing problems, Len Fisher challenges us to rethink how science and mathematics is used in what might be called ‘crisis prediction and management.’ This book is getting me to rethink some of my own work.”

Simon A. Levin, Moffett Professor of Biology, Princeton University; author ofFragile Dominion
“Fisher is a master story-teller, making difficult scientific concepts seem simple through elegant exposition. Crashes, Crises, and Calamities addresses the challenge of disaster prediction in socio-economic, ecological, and physical systems by a brilliant and engaging integration of diverse scientific perspectives.”

Ian Stewart, author of Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
“Len Fisher is a natural storyteller, and his tales about the mathematics of crashes, crises, and calamities keep the pages turning. A great way to find out what the world’s mathematicians are doing to forecast and prevent disasters of all kinds.”

Yaneer Bar-Yam, Professor and President, New England Complex Systems Institute
“Excellent discussion of the most important problem of our time.”

About the Author

Len Fisher, Ph.D., is author of The Perfect Swarm; Rock, Paper, Scissors; Weighing the Soul; and the prize winning How to Dunk a Doughnut. He lives in Wiltshire, England, and Blackheath, Australia.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0465021026
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Basic Books; 1st edition (March 29, 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780465021024
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0465021024
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 13 years and up
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 11 and up
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1 x 8.75 inches
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