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Unruly complexity : ecology, interpretation, engagement

Author: Peter J Taylor
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ambitiously identifying fresh issues in the study of complex systems, Peter J. Taylor, in a model of interdisciplinary exploration, makes these concerns accessible to scholars in the fields of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Taylor
ISBN: 0226790355 9780226790350 0226790363 9780226790367
OCLC Number: 57752363
Description: xxi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Modeling ecological complexity. Problems of boundedness in modeling ecological systems --
Open sites in model building --
II. Interpreting ecological modelers in their complex social context. Metaphors and allegory in the origins of systems ecology --
Reconstructing heterogeneous webs in socio-environmental research --
III. Engaging reflexively within ecological, scientific, and social complexity. Reflecting on researchers' diverse resources --
Reasoned understandings and social change in research on common resources: introducing a framework to keep tensions active, productive, and ever-present.
Responsibility: Peter J. Taylor.
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