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"Shows that computational modeling is slowly beginning to take root in the social sciences." -- Philip Ball, Nature
"The use of computational, especially agent-based, models has already shown its value in illuminating the study of economic and other social processes. Miller and Page have written an orientation to this field that is a model of motivation and insight, making clear the underlying thinking and illustrating it by varied and thoughtful examples. It conveys with remarkable clarity the essentials of the complex systems approach to the embarking researcher."--Kenneth J. Arrow, winner of the Nobel Prize in economics
"In Complex Adaptive Systems, two masters of this burgeoning field provide a highly readable and novel restatement of the logic of social interactions, linking individually based micro processes to macrosocial outcomes, ranging from Adam Smith's invisible hand to Thomas Schelling's models of standing ovations. The book combines the vision of a new Santa Fe school of computational, social, and behavioral science with essential 'how to' advice for apprentice modelers."--Samuel Bowles, author of Microeconomics: Behavior, Institutions, Evolution
"This is a wonderful book that will be read by graduate students, faculty, and policymakers. The authors write in an extraordinarily clear manner about topics that are very technical and difficult for many people. I sat down to begin thumbing through and found myself deeply engaged."--Elinor Ostrom, author of Understanding Institutional Diversity
Its a great book and I got it in perfect timing from Amazon! Highly recommended!Published 1 month ago by Martha Alatriste
I read this book because of Elinor Ostrom's endorsement on Amazon. I have great respect for Ostrom's work, but this book was disappointing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Richard Warner
Excellent book great reading and does explain some system analysis issues relating to the relationship between individual and aggregate influences on the social system.Published 14 months ago by BOB EZEH
I was hooked by a very strong introduction. The authors have great command of the field and they offer a very clear, compelling invitation to the field of complex adaptive systems. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Lawrence LaPointe
I'm starting with CASS and this book really worths the time consumed. The organisation, the terminology and the arguments per si are all correctly set for a beginner. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Vinicius Cardoso
Disappointing. Too much focus on the computaionla models and not enough on "social life". Reading it is like wading through treacle.Published 23 months ago by Stephen Duns
Received the book when promised, in like new conditin. Had plenty of time to read entire contents before class meetings in August.Published on July 17, 2013 by davidw
I found this book to be an excellent introduction to a subject that, despite it’s recent origin, holds the fundamentals for a rational understanding of the phenomena of... Read morePublished on March 25, 2013 by Flavio Riverti
Filled with nuggets to help nonspecialist understand and make use of findings from this relatively new field. Read morePublished on March 12, 2013 by M. J. Plodinec