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Why information grows : the evolution of order, from atoms to economies

Author: César A Hidalgo
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using physics and computer science to examine why some nations prosper while others do not

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: César A Hidalgo
ISBN: 9780465048991 0465048994
OCLC Number: 930076139
Description: xxi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: The eternal war --
Introduction: From atoms to people to economies --
Part I: Bits in atoms. The secret to time travel --
The body of the meaningless --
The eternal anomaly --
Part II: Crystallized imagination. Out of our heads! --
Amplifiers --
Part III: The quantization of knowhow. This time, it's personal --
Links are not free --
In links we trust --
Part IV: The complexity of the economy. The evolution of economic complexity --
The sixth substance --
The marriage of knowledge, knowhow, and information --
Part V: Epilogue. The evolution of physical order, from atoms to economics.
Responsibility: César Hidalgo.
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Finalist for the 2015 Hayek Book and Lecture Prize "The concept of information is necessary to make sense of anything that is not a boring featureless mass, including life, mind, society, and value. Read more...

 
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