标题（title）：Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory
作者（author）：Johnson, Neil F
大小（size）：647 kB (662501 bytes)
What do traffic jams, stock market crashes, and wars have in common? They are all explained using complexity, an unsolved puzzle that many researchers believe is the key to predicting and ultimately solvingeverything from terrorist attacks and pandemic viruses right down to rush hour traffic congestion.
Complexity is considered by many to be the single most important scientific development since general relativity and it promises to make sense of no less than the very heart of the Universe. Using it, scientists can find order emerging from seemingly random interactions of all kinds, from something as simple as flipping coins through to more challenging problems such as the patterns in modern jazz, the growth of cancer tumours, and predicting shopping habits.
Table of contents :
Content: Two's company, three is complexity --
Disorder rules, OK? --
Chaos and all that jazz --
Mob mentality --
Getting connected --
What can complexity science do for me? Forecasting financial markets --
Tackling traffic networks and climbing the corporate ladder --
Looking for Mr./Mrs. Right --
Coping with conflict : next-generation wars and global terrorism --
Catching a cold, avoiding super-flu, and curing cancer --
The mother of all complexities : our nanoscale quantum world --
To infinity and beyond.