The Resource A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society, John H. Miller

A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society, John H. Miller

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A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society
Title
A crude look at the whole
Title remainder
the science of complex systems in business, life, and society
Statement of responsibility
John H. Miller
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Imagine trying to understand a stained glass window by breaking it into pieces and examining it one shard at a time. While you could probably learn a lot about each piece, you would have no idea about what the entire picture looks like. This is reductionism--the idea that to understand the world we only need to study its pieces--and it is how most social scientists approach their work. In [this book], social scientist and economist John H. Miller shows why we need to start looking at whole pictures. For one thing, whether we are talking about stock markets, computer networks, or biological organisms, individual parts only make sense when we remember that they are part of larger wholes. And perhaps more importantly, those wholes can take on behaviors that are strikingly different from that of their pieces"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
003.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA402
LC item number
.M495 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society, John H. Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: True places -- From so simple a beginning: interactions -- From flash crashes to economic meltdowns: feedback -- From one to many: heterogeneity -- From Six Sigma to novel cocktails: noise -- From scarecrows to slime molds: molecular intelligence -- From bees to brains: group intelligence -- From lawn care to racial segregation: networks -- From heartbeats to city size: scaling -- From water temples to evolving machines: cooperation -- From stones to sand: self-organized criticality -- From neutrons to life: a complex trinity -- Epilogue: The learn'd astronomer
Control code
ocn932049739
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465055692
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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3e542863-6799-4cfb-baf4-797ede3168d5
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3416845x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)932049739
  • safari0465073867

Library Locations

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