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Chaos and Complexity


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Fractals: Patterns of Chaos : a New Aesthetic of Art, Science, and Nature (92 Edition)
Fractals: Patterns of Chaos : a New Aesthetic of Art, Science, and Nature (92 Edition)
by John Briggs
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Fractals are unique patterns left behind by the unpredictable movements -- the chaos -- of the world at work. The branching patterns of trees, the veins in a hand, water twisting out of a running tap -- all of these are fractals. Learn to recognize them... (read more)

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A New Kind of Science
A New Kind of Science
by Stephen Wolfram
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This long-awaited work from one of the world's most respected scientists presents a series of dramatic discoveries never before made public. Starting from a collection of simple computer experiments — illustrated in the book by striking computer... (read more)

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Chaos: Making a New Science
Chaos: Making a New Science
by James Gleick
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Chaos records the birth of a new science. This new science offers a way of seeing order and pattern where formerly only the random, the erratic, the unpredictable – in short, the chaotic – had been observed. Chaos is a history of discovery... (read more)

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Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software
by Steven Johnson
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT TOP 25 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR AN ESQUIRE MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's... (read more)

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Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason and Religion
Reinventing the Sacred: A New View of Science, Reason and Religion
by Stuart A Kauffman
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Consider the woven integrated complexity of a living cell after 3.8 billion years of evolution. Is it more awe-inspiring to suppose that a transcendent God fashioned the cell, or to consider that the living organism was created by the evolving biosphere?... (read more)

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Essence of Chaos
Essence of Chaos
by Edward Lorenz
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Chaos surrounds us. Seemingly random events -- the flapping of a flag, a storm-driven wave striking the shore, a pinball's path -- often appear to have no order, no rational pattern. Explicating the theory of chaos and the consequences of its principal... (read more)

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Seven life lessons of chaos :timelesss wisdom from the science of change
Seven life lessons of chaos :timelesss wisdom from the science of change
by John Briggs
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The predicament of all life is uncertainty. While humans have had to deal with chaos since ancient times, only recent has science recognized it as a fundamental force in the universe. Chaos, theory, originally used to understand the movements that create... (read more)

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Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness
Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness
by John Briggs
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Until recently, such phenomena as the volatility of weather systems, the fluctuation of the shock market, or the random firing of neurons in the brain were considered too "noisy" and complex to be probed by science. But now, with the aid of high-speed... (read more)

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Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos
Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos
by M Mitchell Waldrop
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Why did the stock market crash more than 500 points on a single Monday in 1987? Why do ancient species often remain stable in the fossil record for millions of years and then suddenly disappear? In a world where nice guys often finish last, why do humans... (read more)

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Emergence: From Chaos to Order (Helix Books)
Emergence: From Chaos to Order (Helix Books)
by 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 arts and the sciences depend upon an ability to model the... (read more)

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The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life
The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life
by Len Fisher
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The process of "self-organization" reveals itself in the inanimate worlds of crystals and seashells, but, as Len Fisher shows, it is also evident in living organisms, from fish to ants to human beings. Understanding the "swarm intelligence" inherent in... (read more)

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Does God Play Dice?
Does God Play Dice?
by Ian Stewart
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The revised and updated edition includes three completely new chapters on the prediction and control of chaotic systems. It also incorporates new information regarding the solar system and an account of complexity theory. This witty, lucid and engaging... (read more)

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The Science of Fractal Images
The Science of Fractal Images
by Heinz Otto Peitgen
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This book is based on notes for the course Fractals: Introduction, Basics and Perspectives given by Michael F. Barnsley, Robert L. Devaney, Heinz-Otto Peitgen, Dietmar Saupe and Richard F. Voss. The Course was chaired by Heinz-Otto Peitgen and was part... (read more)

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Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex
Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex
by Murray Gell Mann
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From one of the architects of the new science of simplicity and complexity comes a highly personal, unifying vision of the natural world. As a theoretical physicist, Murray Gell-Mann has explored nature at its most fundamental level. His achievements... (read more)

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Turbulent mirror :an illustrated guide to chaos theory and the science of wholeness
Turbulent mirror :an illustrated guide to chaos theory and the science of wholeness
by John Briggs
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The authors offer witty metaphors, philosophical insights and some 120 illustrations, photographs and computer graphics to explain chaos theory to general audiences. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Collapse of Chaos Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World
Collapse of Chaos Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World
by Jack Cohen
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Fractal 3D Magic [With 3-D Glasses]
Fractal 3D Magic [With 3-D Glasses]
by Clifford A Pickover
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Computers, Pattern, Chaos and Beauty
Computers, Pattern, Chaos and Beauty
by Clifford A Pickover
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Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in a Fractal World
Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in a Fractal World
by Clifford A Pickover
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Quark & the Jaguar Adventures in the Simple & the Complex
Quark & the Jaguar Adventures in the Simple & the Complex
by Murray Gell Mann
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