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EMERGENCE: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A lucid presentation of emergence theory—the way decentralized thinking allows for cannily effective self-organization—from Feed editor-in-chief Johnson (Interface Culture, not reviewed)."The movement from low-level rules to higher-level sophistication is what we call emergence," writes Johnson, explaining that local, parallel, cumulatively complex interactions result in some kind of discernable ... Read full review

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User Review  - MyopicBookworm - LibraryThing

I have to say that I found this book less interesting than I had hoped. Coming to it with a biologist's interest in the emergence of complexity from simple systems, I found its detailed discussion of ... Read full review

Review: Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

I gave this book to my lab members shortly after it came out. A fascinating synthesis of ideas and examples that lead to a very powerful conclusion: highly complex phenomena can emerge from simple ... Read full review

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