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Emergence : from chaos to order

Author: John H Holland
Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, [1999], ©1998.
Series: Helix book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interprets the author's cutting-edge theory of emergent models that can predict many complex behaviors in both the arts and sciences and explains why in creative activities with emergent properties, "what comes out is more than what goes in."
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H Holland
ISBN: 0738201421 9780738201429 0201149435 9780201149432
OCLC Number: 41594747
Description: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Before we proceed --
Games and numbers --
Maps, game theory, and computer-based modeling --
Checkers --
Neural nets --
Toward a general setting --
Constrained generating procedures --
Samuel's checkerplayer and other models as Cgp's --
Levels of description and reduction --
Metaphor and innovation --
Closing.
Series Title: Helix book.
Responsibility: John H. Holland.

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"In this important book, John H. Holland dramatically shows us that the "emergence" of order from disorder has much to teach us about life, mind and organizations. Creative activities in both the  Read more...

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