Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos

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University of Chicago Press, 1999 - 234 páginas
"Put together one of the world's best science writers with one of the universe's most fascinating subjects and you are bound to produce a wonderful book. . . . The subject of complexity is vital and controversial. This book is important and beautifully done."—Stephen Jay Gould

"[Complexity] is that curious mix of complication and organization that we find throughout the natural and human worlds: the workings of a cell, the structure of the brain, the behavior of the stock market, the shifts of political power. . . . It is time science . . . thinks about meaning as well as counting information. . . . This is the core of the complexity manifesto. Read it, think about it . . . but don't ignore it."—Ian Stewart, Nature

This second edition has been brought up to date with an essay entitled "On the Edge in the Business World" and an interview with John Holland, author of Emergence: From Chaos to Order.

 

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To have emerged as a constraint in the universe in complexity we have all as one, localized within consciousness and they're of theyrfore what they're from.(it must needs be that if it has a Rattle and it is a snake then surrealy it must be a rattlesnake) 3rd dimensional observational reality has been nothing less then held above ignorance of with a Higher source of authority be it collective thought or as it is a true and fully manifested unique emergent as claimed by cultural religions  

Contenido

The View from Chaco Canyon
1
Beyond Order and Magic
23
Edge of Chaos Discovered
44
Explosions and Extinctions
63
Life in a Computer
84
Stability and the Reality of Gaia
106
Complexity and the Reality of Progress
130
The Veil of Consciousness
150
The View from the Edge
172
On the Edge in the World of Business
195
John Holland Mr Emergence
211
A Selected Bibliography
221
Index
225
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Roger Lewin is a prize-winning author and wrote the acclaimed Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos; recipient of the inaugural Lewis Thomas Award for excellence in the communication of life sciences; and the 1992 Award for contribution to issues in conservation by the Society of Conservation Biology. Between 1990 and 1993, he was a visiting professor in biology at Wayne State University, and an associate of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University from 1993 to 1998. He speaks frequently around the world at conferences on complexity science and business.

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