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Complexity by Melanie Mitchell
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really liked it

I enjoy reading in systems and complexity, and this was a nice addition to my shelf, with a slightly different take than other books. I found a few areas in the first half a bit tedious, overly long, repetitive, and not illuminating, but generally, it's a great overview of seminal work and very thought-provoking. The first half overlaps but nicely differs from other books I've read, covering things like chaos and information processing, and the latter half of the book I found more engaging, focused on models, computation, network science, and scaling. As mentioned, although I found the first half a bit of a slog at times, the second half was very engaging.
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March 4, 2017 – Shelved
March 4, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
July 17, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 5, 2018 – Started Reading
March 25, 2018 –
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July 29, 2018 –
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August 25, 2018 – Finished Reading

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