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Unlike many books on complexity, this book is easy to read and highly accessible to general readers.
To be fair, the author mentions that the claims made here are a bit controversial, but I find this part a bit disingenuous to say the least.
Melanie Mitchell provides an excellent survey of the emerging field of complexity, much like her Introduction to Genetic Algorithms.
The book is very well-written and its content is in the right depth.Published 10 days ago by Thiago Rigo
The clearest exposition of this topic I've found, in part a history of the investigation into the topic from Aristotle to chaos to complexity, from Newton to Heisenberg. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Richard L. Rankin
Mitchell views complexity in a wide variety of instances. While it is true that there is at present no "science of complexity", perhaps one will come from a reader of this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by dsm
In my opinion, understanding complexity -- how nature works to create a very complex universe from such simple things as the elementary particles with only a few properties and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe R. Mcauley
This is probably one of the better books on chaos and complexity. Melanie provides the history and background of how chaos science developed (like Gleick's book), but does a better... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeremy Myers - Writing at TillHeComes
This book was a complete letdown. It turns out that there really isn't a a branch of science or mathematics called Complexity Theory, but rather it is just a bunch of disparate... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brian Egras
This book is good, but it is not great. The first 5 chapters (maybe 8 if you were a overachiever) are just a review of basic concepts that most of us learned in high school. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gonzalez
A great introduction to an important and difficult topic. Easy to read for someone not in the field.Published 3 months ago by Thomas Smedsrud