Mathematics for the Environment shows how to employ simple mathematical tools, such as arithmetic, to uncover fundamental conflicts between the logic of human civilization and the logic of Nature. These tools can then be used to understand and effectively deal with economic, environmental, and social issues. With elementary mathematics, the book se

part 1|2 pages

Part I: Mathematics Is Connected to Everything

part 2|2 pages

Part II: Math and Nature: The Nature of Math

chapter 11|18 pages

Axioms and Atoms

chapter 12|6 pages

Five More Axioms for Numbers

part 3|2 pages

Part III: One of the Oldest Mathematical Patterns

part 4|2 pages

Part IV: Counting

chapter 16|16 pages

Counting Exactly

chapter 17|18 pages

Equivalence Relations and Counting

part 5|2 pages

Part V: Box Models: Population, Money, Recycling

chapter 18|10 pages

Some Population Numbers

chapter 20|18 pages

Box Models: Money, Recycling, Epidemics

part 6|2 pages

Part VI: Chance: Health, Surveillance, Spies, and Voting

chapter 21|10 pages

Chance: Health and News

chapter 24|8 pages

Voting in the 21st Century

part 7|2 pages

Part VII: Economics

chapter 25|20 pages

What Exactly Is Economics?

chapter 26|10 pages

Mathematical Concepts and Economics

chapter 27|24 pages

The Concept of Money

chapter 29|28 pages

Energy and Thermodynamics

part 8|2 pages

Part VIII: Media Literacy

chapter 31|10 pages

Information Flow in the 21st Century

chapter 32|8 pages

Media Literacy: Censorship and Propaganda