...a must read...essential reading for those interested in complex systems. -- Nature
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I'm only to Chapter 3 in the Kindle edition and because Figure 12 is blank (the label and caption are not), and because Plate 1 is missing completely, a substantial part of the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mandrake
The book sensationalizes the topic while really having nothing of significance to say. I only read it in preparation for a presentation I had to give. Read morePublished on January 8, 2014 by Thomas W.
"To see a World in a grain of sand..."
(William Blake - "Auguries of Innocence")
A new theory of Complex Systems in embryo? Read more
The author is the discoverer of Self-Organized Criticality, and this is a easy and not to long book to read. Read morePublished on October 7, 2012 by Automated Trader
I felt that the book was well written given that many of the concepts detailed were rather complex and advanced. Read morePublished on September 9, 2012 by terry saillard
Per Bak, sadly now deceased, in How Nature Works wrote a book of considerable intellectual strength, but one quite accessible to the general reader. Read morePublished on August 10, 2012 by Tony Harper
It's a short book that takes a long time to read. He explains topics well and simply. There's very little posturing. Read morePublished on May 24, 2011 by Todd Hoff & Linda Coleman
How Nature works is a fascinating book. I first heard of the late Per Bak and his sandpile theories when I a year ago or so read an article by Koubatis and Schönberger (1995)... Read morePublished on March 20, 2009 by Jan Husdal