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Author Meadows, Donella H.

Title Thinking in systems : a primer / Donella H. Meadows ; edited by Diana Wright
Published White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., [2008]


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Description xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction. The systems lens -- 1. The basics -- 2. A brief visit to the systems zoo -- 3. Why systems work so well -- 4. Why systems surprise us -- 5. System traps ... and opportunities -- 6. Leverage points - places to intervene in a system -- 7. Living in a world of systems -- System definitions : a glossary -- Summary of systems principles -- Springing the system traps -- Places to intervene in a system -- Guidelines for living in a world of systems -- Model equations 195
Summary "Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [208]-210) and index
Subject System analysis -- Simulation methods.
Decision making -- Simulation methods.
Critical thinking -- Simulation methods.
Sustainable development -- Simulation methods.
Social sciences -- Simulation methods.
Economic development -- Environmental aspects -- Simulation methods.
Population -- Economic aspects -- Simulation methods.
Pollution -- Economic aspects -- Simulation methods.
Environmental education -- Simulation methods.
Author Wright, Diana.
LC no. 2008035211
ISBN 9781603580557