by RogerLewin (Author)


Complexity theory is destined to be the dominant scientific trend of the last decade. But what is it? It is the unifying theory which states that at the root of all complex systems lie a few simple rules. This revolutionary technique can explain any kind of complex system - multinational corporations, or mass extinctions, or ecosystems such as rainforests, or human consciousness. All are built on the same few rules. In Roger Lewin's immensely readable study the leading Complexity theorists tell the story in their own words. None of the sciences can ever be the same again.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: 2
Publisher: Phoenix
Published: 06 Sep 2001

ISBN 10: 0753812703
ISBN 13: 9780753812709
Book Overview: A second edition, which brings the story of Complexity up to date Lewin is one of the world's leading experts on Complexity 'Put together one of the world's best science writers with one of the universe's most fascinating subjects and you are bound to produce a wonderful book.The subject of Complexity is vital and controversial. This book is important and beautifully done' Stephen Jay Gould Bones of Contention won the British Science Book Award - runners up in the same year were James Gleick with Chaos and Stephen Hawking with A Brief History of Time