Topic: "Systems & Networks"

Knowledge that emphasizes a detailed appreciation for complex relationships in nature, organisms, and societies. Systems in nature and the universe are examined, as well as phenomena like Emergence theory and the evolution of networks.

Thinking in Systems: A Primer

Thinking in Systems: A Primer

by Donella H. Meadows
In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth–the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet– Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of [...]

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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
“This book is about the mystery of why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of its parts.Emergence is what happens when an interconnected system of relatively simple elements self-organizes to form more intelligent [...]

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Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means

Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means

by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
A cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. Albert-László Barabási, the nation’s foremost expert in the […]

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