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Page, Scott E.

Summary: Professor Scott E. Page from University of Michigan introduces you to complexity science. You learn how this vibrant and still evolving discipline helps you understand the nature and behavior of systems formed of financial markets, corporations, native cultures, governments, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2009

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.3 UND
Call number: DVD 302.3 UND

Capra, Fritjof.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 530.01 CAP

Stroh, David Peter

Summary: "Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time. We end up with temporary shelters that increase...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2015

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Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan 1975

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Summary: Although gravity is the weakest of the fundamental forces, it is nevertheless the most universal-and the easiest to demonstrate! This program demystifies the properties and behavior of gravity with the help of real-world illustrations and animated graphics. Topics include the four fundamental forces or interactions; Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation; the physics involved in microgravity...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: As fossil fuels near depletion, nuclear fusion promises unlimited power supplies. This program looks at recent developments in the quest to turn the mechanism of the sun into a viable energy source. The program chronicles the efforts of Alan Sykes and his team working on START, the first spherical Tokamak, at the Culham Research Facility in England. Dr. Martin Peng, who first conceived of a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Nuclear fusion has kept our Sun burning for five billion years. Might it be harnessed here on Earth as an energy source? This program illustrates the race to create artificial stars that can ensure humanity's earthbound survival. Several facilities and projects are profiled-including the Joint European Torus, or JET, which initiates nuclear fusion at a rate far higher than that inside the Sun;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Thorp, Edward O.

Summary: Traces the author's experiences as a mathematics wizard, author, inventor, hedge-fund manager, and card-counter who revealed casino-beating strategies, invented the first wearable computer, and launched a Wall Street revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 THORP, EDWARD O. THO

Summary: This video provides a detailed overview of diesel engine technology and theory, including: a walk through of a standard four-stroke cycle piston engine; an overview of the injection system; a review of the bottom end and cylinder block, with its pistons, crankshafts and bearings; and the cylinder head in the top end, including the head gasket, intake manifold, valve train, and more.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2015

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