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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
Creator
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, John H.
Dewey number
003
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA402
LC item number
.M495 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • System analysis
  • System design
  • Information modeling
  • Coupled problems (Complex systems)
  • Coupled problems (Complex systems)
  • Information modeling
  • System analysis
  • System design
  • Komplexität
  • Systemtheorie
  • Gesellschaft
  • Biologie
Label
A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society, John H. Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
ocn919041818
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 245 pages
Isbn
9780465055692
Lccn
2015027692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1398589
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o919041818
  • (OCoLC)919041818
Label
A crude look at the whole : the science of complex systems in business, life, and society, John H. Miller
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
ocn919041818
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xx, 245 pages
Isbn
9780465055692
Lccn
2015027692
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
1398589
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o919041818
  • (OCoLC)919041818

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