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Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

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    Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

    Trade paperback, Simon & Schuster
    1993
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    384 pages

    ISBN: 0671872346
    ISBN-13: 9780671872342

    In a rented convent in Santa Fe, a revolution has been brewing. The activists are not anarchists, but rather Nobel Laureates in physics and economics such as Murray Gell-Mann and Kenneth Arrow, and pony-tailed graduate students, mathematicians, and computer scientists down from Los Alamos. They've formed an iconoclastic think tank called the Santa Fe Institute, and their radical idea is to create a new science called complexity. These mavericks from academe share a deep impatience with the kind of linear, reductionist ... Show more

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by looms on Jan 22, 2009

It reads like a novel even thought it dealt with technical matters such as computers, economics and physics. The story followed the key characters well.

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