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The Resource Critical transitions in nature and society, Marten Scheffer

Critical transitions in nature and society, Marten Scheffer

Label
Critical transitions in nature and society
Title
Critical transitions in nature and society
Statement of responsibility
Marten Scheffer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scheffer, Marten
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q295
LC item number
.S34 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in complexity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecological disturbances
  • Social evolution
  • Threshold logic
  • Global environmental change
  • Nature
  • Biogeography
  • System theory
Label
Critical transitions in nature and society, Marten Scheffer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Theory of critical transitions -- Alternative stable states -- Cycles and chaos -- Emergent patterns in complex systems -- Implications of fluctuations, heterogeneity, and diversity -- Conclusion : from theoretical concepts to reality -- Case studies -- Lakes -- Climate -- Evolution -- Oceans -- Terrestrial ecosystems -- Humans -- Conclusion : critical transitions in a complex world -- Dealing with critical transitions -- How to know if alternative basins of attraction exist -- How to know is a threshold is near -- The winding road from science to policy -- New approaches to managing change -- Prospects
Control code
276340689
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 384 p.
Isbn
9780691122045
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009003871
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)276340689
Label
Critical transitions in nature and society, Marten Scheffer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Theory of critical transitions -- Alternative stable states -- Cycles and chaos -- Emergent patterns in complex systems -- Implications of fluctuations, heterogeneity, and diversity -- Conclusion : from theoretical concepts to reality -- Case studies -- Lakes -- Climate -- Evolution -- Oceans -- Terrestrial ecosystems -- Humans -- Conclusion : critical transitions in a complex world -- Dealing with critical transitions -- How to know if alternative basins of attraction exist -- How to know is a threshold is near -- The winding road from science to policy -- New approaches to managing change -- Prospects
Control code
276340689
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 384 p.
Isbn
9780691122045
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009003871
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)276340689

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