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

Author: Cesar Hidalgo
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2016.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cesar Hidalgo
ISBN: 0465096840 9780465096848
OCLC Number: 945232398
Description: xxi, 232 pages ; 21 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 economies.

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