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Thinking in systems : a primer

Author: Donella H Meadows; Diana Wright
Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., ©2008.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donella H Meadows; Diana Wright
ISBN: 9781603580557 1603580557
OCLC Number: 225871309
Description: xiii, 218 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The systems lens : Part I. System structure and behavior : The basics --
A brief visit to the systems zoo --
Part II. Systems and us : Why systems work so well --
Why systems surprise us --
System traps, and opportunities --
Part III. Creating change: in systems and in our philosophy : Leverage points: paces to intervene in a system --
Living in a world of systems --
Appendix : System definitions: a glossary ; Summary of system principles ; Springing the system traps ; Places to intervene in a system ; Guidelines for living in a world of systems ; Model equations.
Responsibility: Donella H. Meadows ; edited by Diana Wright.
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"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."--Jacket.

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