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By Melanie Mitchell

What allows separately easy bugs like ants to behave with such precision and function as a gaggle? How do trillions of neurons produce anything as terribly advanced as realization? during this remarkably transparent and companionable publication, top advanced platforms scientist Melanie Mitchell offers an intimate travel of the sciences of complexity, a huge set of efforts that search to provide an explanation for how large-scale advanced, geared up, and adaptive habit can emerge from uncomplicated interactions between myriad members. according to her paintings on the Santa Fe Institute and drawing on its interdisciplinary recommendations, Mitchell brings readability to the workings of complexity throughout a huge diversity of organic, technological, and social phenomena, searching out the final rules or legislation that follow to them all. Richly illustrated, Complexity: A Guided Tour--winner of the 2010 Phi Beta Kappa ebook Award in Science--offers a wide-ranging evaluate of the tips underlying advanced structures technology, the present learn on the leading edge of this box, and the clients for its contribution to fixing one of the most vital clinical questions of our time.

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