26 Jun '11, 6pm

New book: "The Limits to Growth Revisited" by Ugo Bardi

New book: "The Limits to Growth Revisited" by Ugo Bardi

This book has been a lot of work for me but, finally, it is done. "The Limits to Growth Revisited" has been published by Springer in June of this year. In some respects, "The Limits to Growth Revisited" is a rather technical book. It goes in some depth in describing the controversy that flared between critics (mainly economists) and supporters of the system dynamics methods used for the 1972 study "The Limits to Growth" (LTG). But "LTG revisited" is not just a technical book. It also tells the whole story of the LTG study: how it was conceived, what were the political reactions to it, how it was demonized and misunderstood, and what is its relevance - also in its more recent versions of 1992 and 2004 - to the present situation of the world. Writing this book has been a fascinating work. Re-examining the story of LTG opens up a whole new world that urban legends and propaga...

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