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Complexity : a very short introduction

Author: John H Holland
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Very short introductions, 392.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In this Very Short Introduction, John H. Holland, one of the leading figures in the field, introduces the key elements and conceptual framework of complexity. From complex physical systems such as fluid flow and the difficulties of predicting weather, to complex adaptive systems such as the diverse and interdependent ecosystems of rainforests, he uses simple examples to illustrate the approach and insights provided  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Holland
ISBN: 9780199662548 0199662541
OCLC Number: 888011172
Description: 95 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Complex systems --
Complex physical systems (CPS) --
Complex adaptive systems (CAS) --
Agents, networks, degree, and recirculation --
Specialization and diversity --
Emergence --
Co-evolution and the formation of niches --
Putting it all together.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 392.
Responsibility: John H. Holland.

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In this Very Short Introduction, John Holland presents an introduction to the science of complexity. Using examples from biology and economics, he shows how complexity science models the behaviour of  Read more...

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