The title, *The Fluid Catastrophe*, refers to the failure of the Navier-Stokes equations of Fluid Dynamics to properly account for the entropy associated with turbulence. These equations describe a mythical fluid “continuum” which is everywhere smooth and continuous. In this book a granular description of the natural world is proposed which is more realistic, more closely related to observation and consistent with the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This shift in emphasis has repercussions for a number of disciplines as summarized in these pages viz:

Discipline | Page |
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Computational Fluid Dynamics | The Myth of the Continuum |

Geology | South Atlantic Earthquake Swarm |

Glaciology | On Ice Ages |

Oceanography | The Wind Sea Fiasco |

Philosophy | A Failure of Rationalism |

Physics | A Return to Empiricism |

Statistics | Yule’s Nonsense Correlations |

**Discussion**

Why is the Carnot Cycle the most efficient heat engine?