WorldCat Identities

Wright, Diana 1961-

Works: 5 works in 37 publications in 3 languages and 1,157 library holdings
Genres: History  Environmental films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: QA402, 003
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Diana Wright
Thinking in systems : a primer by Donella H Meadows( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth--the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet-- Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001. Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. Edited by the Sustainability Institute's Diana Wright, this essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. Some of the biggest problems facing the world--war, hunger, poverty, and environmental degradation--are essentially system failures. They cannot be solved by fixing one piece in isolation from the others, because even seemingly minor details have enormous power to undermine the best efforts of too-narrow thinking. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble, and to stay a learner."--Publisher's description
Last call( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the predictions and impact of one of the most controversial environmental books of all time, The Limits to Growth, published four decades ago. The book was based on the work of a team of young scientists from MIT who created the first computer model to analyze the interaction over time of exponential growth with finite natural resources. Four decades later, the surviving authors of The Limits to Growth and the book's mentors gathered to assess their earlier predictions, update where we stand today, and present what we need to do now to avoid global ecological collapse in the next few decades. Featured in the film: Jay Forrester, Professor Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management, pioneer of the modern computer age, founder of System Dynamics; Dennis Meadows, Professor Emeritus of Systems Management, University of New Hampshire; author, The Limits to Growth; Donella Meadows, biophysicist and systems analyst, Dartmouth; author, The Limits to Growth; Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment; MacArthur Fellow; Jorgen Randers, PhD, Professor of Climate Strategy, BI Norwegian Business School; co-author, The Limits to Growth; author, 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next 40 Years; William Behrens III, co-author, The Limits to Growth; Aurelio Peccei, Founder and President, Club of Rome
Die Grenzen des Denkens : wie wir sie mit System erkennen und überwinden können by Donella H Meadows( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anschauliche und leicht verständliche Einführung in das Gebiet komplexer Systeme, die es überall in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft sowie in den Naturwissenschaften gibt
A consumer's guide to buying and selling a home by Diana Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi tong zhi mei : jue ce zhe de xi tong si kao by Donella H Meadows( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.38 for Thinking i ... to 0.90 for Die Grenze ...)

Thinking in systems : a primer
Die Grenzen des Denkens : wie wir sie mit System erkennen und überwinden können