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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Waldrop, M. Mitchell.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1992
|All Authors / Contributors:||
M Mitchell Waldrop
|ISBN:||0671767895 9780671767891 0671872346 9780671872342|
|Description:||380 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||M. Mitchell Waldrop.|
"Complexity is their story: the messy, funny, human story of how science really happens. Here is the tale of Brian Arthur, the Belfast-born economist who stubbornly pushed his theories of economic change in the face of hostile orthodoxy. Here, too, are the stories of Stuart Kauffman, the physician-turned-theorist whose most passionate desire has been to find the principles of evolutionary order and organization that Darwin never knew about; John Holland, the affable computer scientist who developed profoundly original theories of evolution and learning as he labored in obscurity for thirty years; Chris Langton, the one-time hippie whose close brush with death in a hang-glider accident inspired him to create the new field of artificial life; and Santa Fe Institute founder George Cowan, who worked a lifetime in the Los Alamos bomb laboratory, until - at age sixty-three - he set out to start a scientific revolution." "Most of all, however, Complexity is the story of how these scientists and their colleagues have tried to forge what they like to call "the sciences of the twenty-first century.""--Jacket.
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COMPLEXITY: THE EMERGING SCIENCE AT THE EDGE OF ORDER AND CHAOS
Review of COMPLEXITY: THE EMERGING SCIENCE AT THE EDGE OF ORDER AND CHAOS by M. Mitchell Waldrop, published by Simon & Schuster New York, USA. (1992).
Reviewer: W. P. Palmer
"Cerebral journalese" would be my brief summary of this book. It certainly makes "a good read", as it...
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