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Synopsis: Hurricane Katrina, the internet stock bubble, disease outbreaks — are these predictable, preventable events, or are we merely the playthings of chaos?
A compelling, irreverent, elegantly written history of our future that addresses the most important issues of our time, Apollo’s Arrow examines such questions as: How well can we predict the future? Can past discoveries help us understand tomorrow’s weather patterns, or tell us what our financial future will look like? Will scientists ever be able to forecast catastrophes, or will we always be at the mercy of Mother Nature, waiting for the next storm, epidemic, or economic crash to thunder through our lives?
David Orrell looks back to show us how past scientists (and some charlatans) predicted the future, and where we are on the path to truly understanding what comes next. He asks how today’s scientists can claim to predict future climate events when even three-day forecasts prove a serious challenge. Can we predict and control epidemics? Can we accurately foresee our financial future? Or will we only find out about tomorrow when tomorrow arrives?
About the Author: David Orrell, Ph.D., received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford. His work in the prediction of complex systems has been featured in New Scientist and the Financial Times , and on BBC Radio, ABC Radio (Australia), and NPR. He now conducts research in the area of systems biology.
Title: The Future of Everything: The Science of ...
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Thunder's Mouth Press Ed. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP28667967
Book Description Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006. Book Condition: Good. 1st Thunder's Mouth Press Ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP70614212
Book Description Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006. Book Condition: Good. 1st Thunder's Mouth Press Ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP55048283
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Book Description Basic Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G1560259752I3N01
Book Description Basic Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G1560259752I3N10
Book Description Basic Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G1560259752I3N00
Book Description Thunder's Mouth Press, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. The cover image and date may vary. Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor creasing, writing, stickers and/or residue. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001029280
Book Description Book Condition: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Basic Books Pub Date: 1/7/2007 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 464 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 5353748