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Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity

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Explains how scientists who study complexity are convinced that certain constant processes are at work in all kinds of unrelated complex systems.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 3rd 1996 by Basic Books (first published August 1st 1995)
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Dan Needles
Short, quick read. The opening is worth the read as it provides a system perspective of the world where pattern rather than substance defines reality or at least is the only conduit through which reality can be experienced. Specifically interactions in space and time render meaning to objects and we do not experience the objects themselves per se but rather interpolate they exist from myriad of interactions with the same location in space over time using diverse sensory experiences.

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Pedro
Eu li a versão portuguesa da Gradiva.

Estamos perante um tratado extraordinário sobre a complexidade. O autor consegue, numa linguagem acessível, transmitir o state-of-the-art (em 1995) sobre este fenómeno que é um dos mistérios que a ciência ainda não conseguiu explicar nem caracterizar. O autor defende que, através de regras e processos simples, descritos em detalhe, a adaptação gera a complexidade. O único ponto menos forte da obra é o detalhe e as páginas dedicadas a certos pontos que não irã
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Denise
No fat, bare bones book. If it had not been for other books that I've read on complexity, chaos, and emergence, I might have been lost. Overall, good read and fairly easy to get through.
Tony
The first book I would point someone to that wanted to learn about complex adaptive systems.
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