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Modeling the environment : an introduction to system dynamics models of environmental systems

Author: Andrew Ford
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1999.
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"Modeling techniques that allow managers and researchers to see in advance the consequences of actions and policies are becoming increasingly important to environmental management. Modeling the Environment is a basic introduction to one of the most widely known and used modeling techniques, system dynamics."--BOOK JACKET. "Modeling the Environment requires little or no mathematical background and is appropriate for  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ford, Andrew (Frederick Andrew)
Modeling the environment.
Washington, D.C. : Island Press, c1999
(OCoLC)607162472
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ford
ISBN: 1559636009 9781559636001 1559636017 9781559636018
OCLC Number: 40856984
Description: xiv, 401 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Introduction. Ch. 1. Overview. Ch. 2. Stocks and Flows. Ch. 3. Numerical Simulation. Ch. 4. Water Flows in the Mono Basin. Ch. 5. Equilibrium Diagrams. Ch. 6. S-Shaped Growth. Ch. 7. Causal Loop Diagrams. Ch. 8. Causal Loops and Homeostasis. Ch. 9. Bull's-Eye Diagrams --
Pt. II. Simulating Material Flows. Ch. 10. Introduction to Material Flow. Ch. 11. The Numerical Step Size. Ch. 12. Simulating the Flow of DDT. Ch. 13. The Salmon Smolts' Spring Migration. Ch. 14. The Tucannon Salmon --
Pt. III. The Modeling Process. Ch. 15. The Steps of Modeling. Ch. 16. The Kaibab Deer Herd --
Pt. IV. Simulating Cyclical Systems. Ch. 17. Introduction to Oscillations.
Responsibility: Andrew Ford.
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Requiring little or no mathematical background, this textbook offers an introduction to the basic concepts of environmental modelling with system dynamics.  Read more...

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""Modeling the Environment" is an impressive book bringing the power of system dynamics to bear on the streses caused by human expansion into a limited world."--Jay W. Forrester "Professor Emeritus, Read more...

 
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