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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing; unknown edition (Dec 3 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603580557
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603580557
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A woman whose pioneering work in the 1970s still makes front-page news, Donella Meadows was a scientist, author, teacher, and farmer widely considered ahead of her time. She was one of the world's foremost systems analysts and lead author of the influential

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By drwatson5 on Jan. 27 2013
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This well-written book takes a complicated subject and makes it easy to understand by using simple examples accompanied by effective illustrations. A good first read for anyone interested in gaining some understanding of systems thinking.
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This should be required reading for a lot of fields. So much of it feels almost like common sense, but it provides a very enlightened lens for seeing the world.
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Ms Meadows shows us a new way of thinking, in order to understand our world. It is not easy to do, but once one masters the process of "Thinking in Systems" one has a powerful new tool to modify events in the world.
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By bdezz on July 21 2014
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Easy to read and understand. Meadows does a good job of explaining systems thinking for the uninitiated, although at times it might prove cumbersome reading.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bookworm on Oct. 17 2010
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Fantastic introduction to systems thinking - accessible, easy to follow, excellent concrete examples to apply theory. Incredible writer/researcher in the field of systems theory, excellent book!
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