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Growing artificial societies : social science from the bottom up

Author: Joshua M Epstein; Robert Axtell; 2050 Project.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, ©1996.
Series: Complex adaptive systems.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do social structures and group behaviours arise from the interaction of individuals? In this groundbreaking study, Joshua M. Epstein and Robert L. Axtell approach this age-old question with  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua M Epstein; Robert Axtell; 2050 Project.
ISBN: 0262050536 9780262050531 0262550253 9780262550253
OCLC Number: 35068114
Notes: "A product of the 2050 Project, a collaborative effort of the Brookings Institution, the Santa Fe Institute and the World Resources Institute."
Description: xv, 208 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
I. Introduction --
II. Life and Death on the Sugarscape --
III. Sex, Culture, and Conflict: The Emergence of History --
IV. Sugar and Spice: Trade Comes to the Sugarscape --
V. Disease Processes --
VI. Conclusions --
Appendixes --
References --
Index.
Series Title: Complex adaptive systems.
Responsibility: Joshua M. Epstein, Robert Axtell.

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