Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future

Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future

Writing for the general, nonmathematician reader and using examples from throughout the environmental sciences, Orrin Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show how unquestioned faith in mathematical models can blind us to the hard data and sound judgment of experienced scientific fieldwork. They begin with the extinction of the North Atlantic cod on the Grand Banks of Canada, and then they discuss the limitations of many models across a broad array of crucial environmental… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (January 09, 2007)

Parent ISBN: 9780231132138

Language: English


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