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The Resource The Perfect swarm : the science of complexity in everyday life, Len Fisher

The Perfect swarm : the science of complexity in everyday life, Len Fisher

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The Perfect swarm : the science of complexity in everyday life
Title
The Perfect swarm
Title remainder
the science of complexity in everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Len Fisher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the greatest discoveries of recent times is that the complex patterns we find in life are often produced when all of the individuals in a group follow the same simple rule. This process of "self-organization" reveals itself in the inanimate worlds of crystals and seashells, but as Len Fisher shows, it is also evident in living organisms, from fish to ants to human beings. The coordinated movements of fish in shoals, for example, arise from the simple rule: "Follow the fish in front." Traffic flow arises from simple rules: "Keep your distance" and "Keep to the right." Now, in his new boo
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Fisher, Len
Dewey number
500
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM746
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Swarm intelligence
  • Group decision making
  • Group problem solving
  • Social groups
  • Group decision making
  • Group problem solving
  • Social groups
Label
The Perfect swarm : the science of complexity in everyday life, Len Fisher
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PATTERNS OF THE PERFECT SWARM:VISIONS OF COMPLEXITY IN NATURE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; The Emergence of Swarm Intelligence; The Locusts and the Bees; Ant Logic; A Force in a Crowd; Group Intelligence:The Majority or the Average?; Consensus:A Foolish Consistency?; Crazes, Contagion, and Communication:The Science of Networks; Decision Rules OK?; Searching for Patterns: Imaginationand Reality; Simple Rules for Complex Situations; NOTES; INDEX
Control code
609855104
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465020850
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7ced487e-3fac-4c1f-a219-78da48093d54
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609855104
Label
The Perfect swarm : the science of complexity in everyday life, Len Fisher
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PATTERNS OF THE PERFECT SWARM:VISIONS OF COMPLEXITY IN NATURE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; The Emergence of Swarm Intelligence; The Locusts and the Bees; Ant Logic; A Force in a Crowd; Group Intelligence:The Majority or the Average?; Consensus:A Foolish Consistency?; Crazes, Contagion, and Communication:The Science of Networks; Decision Rules OK?; Searching for Patterns: Imaginationand Reality; Simple Rules for Complex Situations; NOTES; INDEX
Control code
609855104
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465020850
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7ced487e-3fac-4c1f-a219-78da48093d54
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609855104

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