Mathsphere: Tragedy of the Commons Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Mathsphere: Tragedy of the Commons the Movie

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Profiles the overexploitation of hot steam outside of San Francisco using a mathematics parable about what happened when too many cows were put in the same area to graze, causing overgrazing and the loss of the entire herd. Part of the Mathsphere Series.


Encyclopedia Britannica, 331 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60610, Phone: (312)347-7159, Toll-free: 800-323-1229, Fax: (312)294-2104, URL:

Available on VHS
Running time 11 minutes.

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Mathematics, Ecology & Environment
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)

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