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  • Thinking in Systems

    A Primer

    by Donella Meadows and 1 more

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for ... Read more

    $24.52 AUD

  • Chaos: Making a New Science

    Making a New Science

    by James Gleick

    The blockbuster modern science classic that introduced the butterfly effect to the world—even more relevant two decades after it became an international sensationFor centuries, scientific thought was focused on bringing order to the natural world. But even as relativity and quantum mechanics undermined that rigid certainty in the first half of the twentieth century, the scientific community clung ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD

  • Complexity

    The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

    by M. Mitchell Waldrop

    “If you liked Chaos, you’ll love Complexity. Waldrop creates the most exciting intellectual adventure story of the year” (The Washington Post).In a rarified world of scientific research, a revolution has been brewing. Its activists are not anarchists, but rather Nobel Laureates in physics and economics and pony-tailed graduates, mathematicians, and computer scientists from all over the world. They ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • The Wholeness of Nature

    by Henri Bortoft

    Whereas most readers are familiar with Goethe as a poet and dramatist, few are familiar with his scientific work. In this brilliant book, Henri Bortoft (who began his studies of Goethean science with J. G. Bennett and David Bohm) introduces the fascinating scientific theories of Goethe. He succeeds in showing that Goethes way of doing science was not a poets folly but a genuine alternative to the ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • I Live in the Future & Here's How It Works

    Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted

    by Nick Bilton

    Are we driving off a digital cliff and heading for disaster, unable to focus, maintain concentration, or form the human bonds that make life worth living? Are media and business doomed and about to be replaced by amateur hour?The world, as Nick Bilton—with tongue-in-cheek—shows, has been going to hell for a long, long time, and what we are experiencing is the twenty-first-century version of the ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • Systems Thinking For Social Change

    A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results

    by David Peter Stroh

    Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time. We end up with temporary shelters that increase homelessness, ... Read more

    $30.68 AUD

  • Linked

    How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life

    by Jennifer Frangos and 1 more

    The best-selling guide to network science, the revolutionary field that reveals the deep links between all forms of human social lifeA cocktail party. A terrorist cell. Ancient bacteria. An international conglomerate. All are networks, and all are a part of a surprising scientific revolution. In Linked, Albert-Lálórabá, the nation's foremost expert in the new science of networks, takes us on an ... Read more

    $25.99 AUD

  • Universe and Solar System Series: Theories of the Universe

    by Alana Monet-Telfer

    Universe and Solar System Series: Theories of the UniverseHaving trouble on Physics? Need to find out information about the Big Bang theories, and how the Universe came to existence?. This is an excellent book if you need, or want; to learn about the Big Bang Theory, String Theory, Inflation Theory, and the theories of how scientists predict our universe will end. All of the information in my ... Read more

    $9.00 AUD

  • X-Events

    The Collapse of Everything

    by John L. Casti

    A necessary and thought-provoking read for the age of coronavirus, exploring eleven scenarios that may trigger the collapse of the modern world — from pandemics to nuclear apocalypse to robot uprisings — and what we can do to prevent and survive them.In the twenty first century, our world has become impossibly complicated, relying on ever more advanced technology that is developing at an ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • Chaos

    Making a New Science

    by James Gleick

    The “highly entertaining” New York Times bestseller, which explains chaos theory and the butterfly effect, from the author of The Information (Chicago Tribune).For centuries, scientific thought was focused on bringing order to the natural world. But even as relativity and quantum mechanics undermined that rigid certainty in the first half of the twentieth century, the scientific community clung to ... Read more

    $23.75 AUD

  • S-Variable Approach to LMI-Based Robust Control

    by Yoshio Ebihara and 2 more

    series Communications and Control Engineering
    This book shows how the use of S-variables (SVs) in enhancing the range of problems that can be addressed with the already-versatile linear matrix inequality (LMI) approach to control can, in many cases, be put on a more unified, methodical footing. Beginning with the fundamentals of the SV approach, the text shows how the basic idea can be used for each problem (and when it should not be employed ... Read more

    $134.19 AUD

  • Tools of Systems Thinkers

    Learn Advanced Deduction, Decision-Making, and Problem-Solving Skills with Mental Models and System Maps.

    by Albert Rutherford

    Think with clarity, depth, and speed. Become an effective problem solver and decision maker.We often have blind spots for the actual reasons that cause problems in our lives. So we try to fix our issues based on assumptions, false analysis, and mistaken deductions. This can bring a lot of misunderstanding, anxiety, and frustration into our personal and work relationships.Tools of Systems Thinkers ... Read more

    $6.47 AUD

  • Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives

    by Ralph Kenna and 2 more

    series Understanding Complex Systems
    With an emphasis on exploring measurable aspects of ancient narratives, Maths Meets Myths sets out to investigate age-old material with new techniques. This book collects, for the first time, novel quantitative approaches to studying sources from the past, such as chronicles, epics, folktales, and myths. It contributes significantly to recent efforts in bringing together natural scientists and ... Read more

    $116.15 AUD

  • Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (Galileo Galilei) [Active Content]

    by Galileu Galilei

    Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences, published in 1638, was Galileo's last book and the scientific testament covering much of his work in physics over the preceding thirty years. After his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, the Roman Inquisition had banned the publication of any of Galileo's works, including any he might write in the future. After the failure of his initial ... Read more

    $1.52 AUD

  • Systems Theory and Family Therapy

    A Primer

    by Raphael J. Becvar and 1 more

    This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of a systems theoretical perspective using families and family therapy as examples and illustrations of their application in professional practice. This meta-perspective focuses on viewing problems in context. The difference between first-order and second-order cybernetics is explicated. Readers then are invited to see themselves as parts of the ... Read more

    $40.58 AUD

  • Capacity: Prerequisites for Meaningful Action on Climate Change

    by Carolyn Drugge

    In Capacity, systems thinker Carolyn Drugge offers a new and hopeful approach to addressing climate change. Many have argued that new technologies and greater efficiencies will not adequately solve the problem of climate change but few offer actual ways forward. Capacity provides a framework for addressing the issue, not merely the symptoms.In the space that exists between our desire for a better ... Read more

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  • Mathematical Foundations of Complex Networked Information Systems

    Politecnico di Torino, Verrès, Italy 2009

    by Fabio Fagnani and 5 more

    series Lecture Notes in Mathematics #2141
    Introducing the reader to the mathematics beyond complex networked systems, these lecture notes investigate graph theory, graphical models, and methods from statistical physics. Complex networked systems play a fundamental role in our society, both in everyday life and in scientific research, with applications ranging from physics and biology to economics and finance.The book is self-contained, ... Read more

    $54.00 AUD

  • A Survey of Fractal Dimensions of Networks

    by Eric Rosenberg

    series SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
    Many different fractal dimensions have been proposed for networks. In A Survey of Fractal Dimensions of Networks the theory and computation of the most important of these dimensions are reviewed, including the box counting dimension, the correlation dimension, the mass dimension, the transfinite fractal dimension, the information dimension, the generalized dimensions (which provide a way to ... Read more

    $81.06 AUD

  • The Theory and Practice of Social Machines

    by Nigel Shadbolt and 3 more

    series Lecture Notes in Social Networks
    Social machines are a type of network connected by interactive digital devices made possible by the ubiquitous adoption of technologies such as the Internet, the smartphone, social media and the read/write World Wide Web, connecting people at scale to document situations, cooperate on tasks, exchange information, or even simply to play. Existing social processes may be scaled up, and new social ... Read more

    $170.16 AUD

  • XII Symposium of Probability and Stochastic Processes

    Merida, Mexico, November 16–20, 2015

    by Daniel Hernández-Hernández and 2 more

    series Progress in Probability #73
    This volume contains the proceedings of the XII Symposium of Probability and Stochastic Processes which took place at Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan in Merida, Mexico, on November 16–20, 2015. This meeting was the twelfth meeting in a series of ongoing biannual meetings aimed at showcasing the research of Mexican probabilists as well as promote new collaborations between the participants.The book ... Read more

    $170.16 AUD

  • Advances in Variable Structure Systems and Sliding Mode Control—Theory and Applications

    by Shihua Li and 4 more

    series Studies in Systems, Decision and Control #115
    This book reflects the latest developments in variable structure systems (VSS) and sliding mode control (SMC), highlighting advances in various branches of the VSS/SMC field, e.g., from conventional SMC to high-order SMC, from the continuous-time domain to the discrete-time domain, from theories to applications, etc. The book consists of three parts and 16 chapters: in the first part, new VSS/SMC ... Read more

    $215.15 AUD

  • Linear Parameter-Varying and Time-Delay Systems

    Analysis, Observation, Filtering & Control

    by Corentin Briat

    series Advances in Delays and Dynamics
    This book provides an introduction to the analysis and control of Linear Parameter-Varying Systems and Time-Delay Systems and their interactions. The purpose is to give the readers some fundamental theoretical background on these topics and to give more insights on the possible applications of these theories. This self-contained monograph is written in an accessible way for readers ranging from ... Read more

    $188.09 AUD

  • Graphs in Perturbation Theory

    Algebraic Structure and Asymptotics

    by Michael Borinsky

    series Springer Theses
    This book is the first systematic study of graphical enumeration and the asymptotic algebraic structures in perturbative quantum field theory. Starting with an exposition of the Hopf algebra structure of generic graphs, it reviews and summarizes the existing literature. It then applies this Hopf algebraic structure to the combinatorics of graphical enumeration for the first time, and introduces a ... Read more

    $152.12 AUD

  • Socioinformatics - The Social Impact of Interactions between Humans and IT

    by Wolfgang Neuser and 4 more

    series Springer Proceedings in Complexity
    Socioinformatics is a new scientific approach to study the interactions between humans and IT. These proceedings are a collection of the contributions during a workshop of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). Researchers in this emerging field discuss the main aspects of interactions between IT and humans with respect to; social connections, social changes, acceptance of IT and the social ... Read more

    $170.16 AUD