Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. The One, True, Platonic Heaven: A Scientific Fiction. The dependence on ever more technology to maintain the many intertwined systems multiplies their vulnerability to collapse due to some random and unexpected event. Indeed, the author is not describing a localized and readily containable disaster of the type with which people are familiar. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. X-Events: Complexity Overload and the Collapse of Everything.
Alternate Realities: Mathematical Models of Nature and Man. Technologically dependent, globally interconnected, it offers seemingly limitless conveniences, choices, and opportunities. New York: Oxford University Press. In fact, the author provides compelling evidence that this very complexity, that was designed and created to avoid system wide failure, is what makes the systems vulnerable in the first place. Yet this same modern civilization may be as unstable as a house of cards, fear complexity scientists like John Casti. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. Dynamical Systems and their Applications: Linear Theory.
When an X-event strikes--and scientists believe it will--finance, communication, defense, and travel will stop dead in their tracks. In 1998 he published a volume of scientific fiction, involving Ludwig Wittgenstein, Alan Turing, J. John Casti photo left understands that as systems grow in size and complexity, they also become more fragile and vulnerable to collapse. The author also points out that these unusual extreme events, that he calls X-events, are not well studied or examined. Five Golden Rules: Great Theories of 20th-Century Mathematics-and Why They Matter.
Bookseller: , New York, United States William Morrow. By examining these possibilities, in a realistic and systems based format, the author creates a new field of study in the form of X-events theory. Mathematical Mountaintops: The Five Most Famous Problems of All Time. The author provides a powerful wake up call for those who believe that our complex and interconnected worldwide systems are safe from catastrophe. Qforma merged with SkilaMederi in June 2013. Bookseller: , Washington, United States HarperCollins Publishers, 2012.
The volume on art and complexity sparked off a continuing interest in the interrelationship between complex systems and artistic forms of all types, which is reflected in a set of papers currently in preparation addressing the complexity of scientific theories regarded as artistic forms. Complexification: Explaining a Paradoxical World Through the Science of Surprise. Bookseller: , Washington, United States William Morrow. John Casti is providing risk analysis of calamities affecting civilization on a global scale. This book will guide you toward realistic analyses of risk and risk management, and some real solutions to those challenges as well. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.
Remainder mark on bottom edge. The primary goal of the book is to discover new ways of assessing and evaluating risk in areas where statistical analysis and probability theory are inadequate. Casti born 1943 is an author, mathematician, and entrepreneur. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
The author is not trying to scare people. The flow of food, electricity, medicine, and clean water will be disrupted for months, if not years. In early 2005 he returned to Vienna, where he co-founded The , a professional society that aims to make use of complexity science in order to gain a deeper insight into the future than that offered by more conventional statistical tools. While each of the potential catastrophic events seems remote in isolation, when taken together and considered as interlinked components of an overall system, the risk factor grows exponentially. Yet it is a fact of mathematical life that higher and higher levels of complexity lead to systems that are increasingly fragile and susceptible to sudden, spectacular collapse.
Would-Be Worlds: How Simulation is Changing the Face of Science. For the author, this growing complexity is not only unsustainable, but that the various systems are interlinked and interdependent upon one another. His primary research interests have shifted somewhat in recent years from the natural sciences to the exploration of questions in the social and behavioral realm. An acclaimed theorist offers a provocative and chilling warning: today's advanced societies have grown overcomplex and highly vulnerable to extreme events that could topple civilizationThe modern industrialized world is a complex system on a scale never before witnessed in the history of humankind. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
The X-Center has now expanded to a network of affiliated X-Centers in Helsinki, Tokyo, Seoul, New York and Singapore. The book now exists in 15 foreign editions, as well, including German, Japanese, Russian, Dutch, Korean and Portuguese. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. John Casti proposes the following catastrophic disaster scenarios which could set back human civilization by centuries or even by millennia. I highly recommend the real world focused and systems analysis based book by John Casti, to any business leaders, global theorists, political leaders, public policy makers, engineers, scientists, academics, environmentalists, and anyone else seeking a clear and concise assessment of the risks inherent in the complexity of modern systems. As a result, John Casti proposes the establishment and development of a the theory or this risk and potential disastrous shock to the systems.
Bookseller: , Utah, United States. John Casti presents these unexpected and outlier events as very real possibilities that would have a profound effect on civilization and on humanity itself. X-Events: The Collapse of Everything. Mood Matters: From Rising Skirt Lengths to the Collapse of World Powers. He is seeking ideas and solutions to the challenges faced by an ever more complex set of systems. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Paradigms Lost: Images of Man in the Mirror of Science.