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Exploring Complexity surveys the wide range of complex phenomena arising in the framework of physico-chemical and biological systems and in the global environment. The book defines the elements of a new scientific vocabulary - the vocabulary of complexity - and elaborates the tools for analyzing these problems efficiently. It breaks disciplinary barriers to consider issues ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by W.H. Freeman & Company
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A good, rather technical text to introduce the dynamics of complex systems and where to look for it. Prigogine and Nicolis gradually introduce the vocabulary and the physical and mathematical concepts describing systems far from thermodynamic equilibrium, that is where their dynamic is interesting, rich and sometimes unpredictable. When he limits himself to thermodynamics and physics (especially in the branch where he made fundamental contributions) as in this case, Prigogine is a master - littl ...more