Mathematics of Planet Earth

Mathematics of Planet Earth

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Our planet faces many challenges. In 2013, an international partnership of more than 140 scientific societies, research institutes, and organizations focused its attention on these challenges. This project was called Mathematics of Planet Earth and featured English- and French-language blogs, accessible to nonmathematicians, as part of its outreach activities. This book is based on more than 100 of the 270 English-language blog posts and focuses on four major themes: A Planet to Discover; A Planet Supporting Life; A Planet Organized by Humans; and A Planet at Risk. Readers will learn about the challenges that confront the Earth today, and how mathematics and mathematicians contribute to a better understanding of some of these challenges.What do cats and batteries have in common? Not much, you might think. After all, cats are cuddly and purr. Batteries? They power your flashlights and cellphones, but no one wants a battery sitting on their lap while they watch TV. Cats wereanbsp;...

Title:Mathematics of Planet Earth
Author: Hans Kaper, Christiane Rousseau
Publisher:SIAM - 2015-03-31

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