Groping in the Dark: The First Decade of Global Modelling

Meadows, D., Richardson, J., & Bruckmann, G. (1982). Groping in the Dark: The First Decade of Global Modelling. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9780471100270

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This book is the real life history of global modelling. It is concerned with the major models and those who make them, the whole craft of modelling, and their principal results. A feature is the honesty, candour, and clarity with which the authors discuss what global modelling taught them about modelling and what it taught them about the world. It could be described as a book on the sociology of a new science struggling with problems too large for the participants but too important to ignore.

This book is written for those who make complex models of complex social systems, those who have to make these systems work, and those who live in and care about the social systems that modellers make and about which decision makers make decisions.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Proceedings of the Sixth International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Symposium on Global Modelling; Laxenburg (October, 1978)
Research Programs: General Research (GEN)
Bibliographic Reference: John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK [1982]
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Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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