Why Society is a Complex Matter: Meeting Twenty-first Century Challenges with a New Kind of Science

Why Society is a Complex Matter: Meeting Twenty-first Century Challenges with a New Kind of Science

by Philip Ball

Paperback(2012)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642289996
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 06/12/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Philip Ball http://www.philipball.co.uk/is a very well known science writer, former editor for Nature, and author of many popular science books.

Table of Contents

Society: a Complex Problem.- On the Road: Predicting traffic.- Every Move You Make: Patterns of crowd movement.- Making Your Mind Up: Norms and decisions.- Broken Windows: The spread and control of crime.- The Social Web: Networks and their failures.- Spreading It Around: Mobility, disease and epidemics.- After the Crash: Economic and financial systems.- Love Thy Neighbour: How to foster cooperation.- Living Cities: Urban development as a complex system.- The Transformation of War: Modelling modern conflict.- Towards a Living Earth Simulator: The FuturICT Project.

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