How can science help solve the most pressing and complex problems in today's society? In Making Things Work, a preeminent scientist describes cutting-edge research that addresses problems in healthcare, education, international development, military conflict, and terrorism.
Why do thousands of people die each year due to preventable medical errors? Why is the U.S. military challenged by a handful of terrorists? Why do billions of dollars in aid to developing nations have little effect? Why isn’t our education system working?
Making Things Work explains how to solve these and other real world problems.
YANEER BAR-YAM has served as an advisor to the CDC, healthcare executives, military planners, military engineers, members of the intelligence community, and corporate executives. He is founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute.