Beginning a Dialog

  • Bruce Hannon
  • Matthias Ruth
Part of the Modeling Dynamic Systems book series (MDS)

Abstract

We all have different ways of looking at the world that surrounds us, of interpreting our observations and communicating them to others. Models facilitate the process of interpretation and communication. At the same time, models open up new perspectives on the world and stimulate new questions about its workings.

Keywords

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Hannon
    • 1
  • Matthias Ruth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography and National Center for Supercomputing ApplicationsUniversity of IllinoisUSA
  2. 2.School of Public AffairsUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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