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The electronic oracle : computer models and social decisions

Author: Donella H Meadows; Jenny M Robinson
Publisher: Chichester ; New York : Wiley, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the state of the art of social-system modeling, especially at the level of national planning.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donella H Meadows; Jenny M Robinson
ISBN: 0471905585 9780471905585
OCLC Number: 456145698
Description: XV, 445 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue; Part I: Introduction; The Electronic Oracle; Part II: Modeling Paradigms; Models of Modeling; Part III: Nine Models; How to Describe a Model; SAHEL: The Tragedy of the Commons; RfF: Adding a Combine to a Tractor; SOS: The Perfectly -adjusting Society; TEMPO": Educating the Third World; LTSM: The Race Between Production and Consumption; BACHUE: A Twenty-Legged Robot; KASM: Not a Ureee but a Stew; MexicoV: Statistical Patches; CHAC: Optimising Mexican Agriculture; Part IV: The State of the Art; Model Content: The Process of Industrialization; Model Quality: Advantages of Computer Models; Implementation: Changing the World; Part V: Prescriptions; An Inventory of Suggestions; The Transformation of Modeling; Epilogue.
Responsibility: D.H. Meadows and J.M. Robinson.

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