## Tools for Thought: How to Understand and Apply the Latest Scientific Techniques of Problem SolvingDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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Since any given organism has something like 100,000 different hereditary factors

(and, we have seen, two representatives of each), the whole

millions of organisms contains an enormous and varied assemblage of them,

which is ...

Since any given organism has something like 100,000 different hereditary factors

(and, we have seen, two representatives of each), the whole

**population**ofmillions of organisms contains an enormous and varied assemblage of them,

which is ...

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Trend Extrapolation Trend extrapolation is one of the longest established

forecasting techniques and, as its name implies, rests on the assumption that a

particular measurable trend (e.g.

published, ...

Trend Extrapolation Trend extrapolation is one of the longest established

forecasting techniques and, as its name implies, rests on the assumption that a

particular measurable trend (e.g.

**population**, aircraft speed, number of bookspublished, ...

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**Population**Growth and Projections Year 1975 & 4000 ft J I960 -— 30001930 2000 tions between the factors determining

**population**growth. Figure 11.3shows growth in world

**population**postulated by the United Nations on the ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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