Apollo's Arrow

by David Orrell

On Sale: 01/21/2008

Apollo's Arrow

by David Orrell

On Sale: 01/21/2008

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About the Book

From seers to scientists, mystics to meteorologists, there have always been peoplewho claim to know what will happen in the future. The Oracle at Delphi, Pythagoras, Newton and the stock analyst on a business report have all endeavoured to look forward in time. But even with recent technological advances and the help of computers and satellites, are we any better at predicting the future now than we were in the distant past? How can scientists claim to foresee future climate events when even three-day forecasts prove a serious challenge?

In Apollo’s Arrow, David Orrell looks at the history of prognostication to show how scientists (and charlatans) have tried to forecast the future. He then breaks down the mathematics of what really goes into apredictive model. Orrell has created a compelling, elegantly written history of our future that addresses some of the most important issues of our time.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780002245708
  • ISBN 10: 0002245701
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 01/21/2008
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / Mechanics / Statics
  • BISAC2 : SCIENCE / Physics / Mathematical & Computational
  • BISAC3 : SCIENCE / General

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