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Limits to Growth The 30-Year Update

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ISBN-10: 1931498865

ISBN-13: 9781931498869

Edition: N/A

Authors: Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, Dennis Meadows

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This disc is intended for serious students of "Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update," It permits users to reproduce and examine the details of the ten scenarios published in the book. The CD can be run on most Macintosh and PC operating systems. With it you will be able to: Reproduce the three graphs for each of the scenarios as they appear in the book.Graph the eleven individual parameters for each scenario.Create comparative plots to examine the behavior of one parameter under the assumptions for two or more scenarios.Print out 47 key variables in five-year increments from 1900 to 2100 for any of the scenarios.The CD also includes: Full model equations compatible with STELLAEighty-five…    
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Book details

List price: $42.50
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 1/20/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Trained as a biophysicist, American scientist Donella H. Meadows earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Early in her career, Meadows was a member of a joint Harvard-MIT research group that developed a computer simulation model clarifying relationships between growth and finite resources on the earth. Using this model, the Club of Rome sponsored extensive research that resulted in the best-selling book, "The Limits to Growth" (1972), co-authored by Meadows and others. Attention was focused on a doomsday prognosis if growth continued unchecked. Meadows and her associates, however, presented options for achieving a sustainable society if there were a movement away from dependence on growth,…    

J�rgen Randers was born in 1945 in Norway. He is the professor of climate strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School, and practitioner in the field of future studies. Randers received an undergraduate degree at the University of Oslo in 1968, and a PhD at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1973. From 1981 to 1989 he served as president of the BI Norwegian Business School, and from 1994 to 1999 as deputy director general of the World Wildlife Fund International in Switzerland. In the year 2005-06 he led the Norwegian Commission on Low Emissions, which "presented a report demonstrating how Norway could reduce her greenhouse gas emissions by 2050". Randers is professor of climate…    

Dennis Meadows is Emeritus Professor of Systems Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire, where he was also Director of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research. In 2009 he received the Japan Prize for his contributions to world peace and sustainable development. He has authored ten books and numerous educational games, which have been translated into more than 15 languages for use around the world. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from MIT, where he previously served on the faculty, and has received four honorary doctorates for his contributions to environmental education.