Useless Arithmetic

Useless Arithmetic

Why Environmental Scientists Can't Predict the Future

Book - 2007
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From publisher's description: "Noted coastal geologist Orrin Pilkey and environmental scientist Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show that the quantitative mathematical models policy makers and government administrators use to form environmental policies are seriously flawed. Based on unrealistic and sometimes false assumptions, these models often yield answers that support unwise policies. Writing for the general, nonmathematician reader and using examples from throughout the environmental sciences, Pilkey and Pilkey-Jarvis show how unquestioned faith in mathematical models can blind us to the hard data and sound judgment of experienced scientific fieldwork."
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780231132121
0231132123
Characteristics: xv, 230 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Pilkey-Jarvis, Linda

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