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  • 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

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Thinking in Systems

    A Primer

    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

    $23.99 AUD

  • Complexity

    The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos

    “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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $23.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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

    $14.66 AUD

  • Linked

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

    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

  • Systems Thinking For Social Change

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

    "David Stroh has produced an elegant and cogent guide to what works. Research with early learners is showing that children are natural systems thinkers. This book will help to resuscitate these intuitive capabilities and strengthen them in the fire of facing our toughest problems."—Peter Senge, author of The Fifth DisciplineConcrete guidance on how to incorporate systems thinking in problem ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Limits and Beyond

    50 years on from The Limits to Growth, what did we learn and what’s next?

    In 1972, a book changed the world.The Club of Rome commissioned a report that shifted how we see what humans are doing to the planet. Looking back five decades later, what happened next, what did we do and not do, what did we learn, and what happens now?In The Limits to Growth, a team from MIT studied the way humans were using the resources of the earth. Using sophisticated computer modelling, the ... Read more

    $12.99 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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Universe and Solar System Series: Theories of the Universe

    series Universe and Solar System Series
    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

    $8.75 AUD

  • Systems Theory and Family Therapy

    A Primer

    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

    $45.99 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

    $9.99 AUD $7.99 AUD

  • Tools of Systems Thinkers

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

    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

    $8.40 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A New Reality

    Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future

    A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future provides a startling, fresh new message of understanding, perspective and hope for today’s tense, rapid-fire, kaleidoscopically changing world.A New Reality: Human Evolution for a Sustainable Future provides a startling, fresh new message of understanding, perspective and hope for today’s tense, rapid-fire, kaleidoscopically changing world. ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Capacity: Prerequisites for Meaningful Action on Climate Change

    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


  • S-Variable Approach to LMI-Based Robust Control

    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

    $134.99 AUD

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

    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

    $1.45 AUD

  • Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives

    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

    $116.99 AUD

  • Ecology and Natural History (Collins New Naturalist Library)

    series Collins New Naturalist Library
    Ecology is the science of ecosystems, of habitats, of our world and its future. In the latest New Naturalist, ecologist David M. Wilkinson explains key ideas of this crucial branch of science, using Britain’s ecosystems to illustrate each point.The science of ecology underlies most of the key issues facing humanity, from the loss of biodiversity to sustainable agriculture, to the effects of ... Read more

    $37.99 AUD

  • The Red Planet

    A Natural History of Mars

    by Simon Morden ...
    **Uncover the mysteries, wonders and natural history of Mars: as close as you'll get to an eye-witness perspective of the incredible 'Red Planet'.‘Impassioned and thought-provoking, it’s a highly readable work of popular science’** The Observer‘A book of titanic clashing elements, stupendous impacts, cataclysmic eruptions, devastating forces, planet-wrenching seisms... You’ll never look at that ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Designing the Mind

    The Principles of Psychitecture

    The Instant Cult Classic on the Art of Reprogramming Your Own Psychological SoftwareA bold and fascinating dive into the nuts and bolts of psychological evolution, Designing the Mind: The Principles of Psychitecture is part philosophical manifesto, part practical self-development guide, all based on the teachings of legendary thinkers like Marcus Aurelius, Lao Tzu, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Abraham ... Read more

    $14.66 AUD

  • La Science et l’Hypothèse

    Ce livre comporte une table des matières dynamique, à été relu et corrigé.Il est parfaitement mis en page pour une lecture sur liseuse électronique.Extrait:La possibilité même de la science mathématique semble une contradiction insoluble. Si cette science n’est déductive qu’en apparence, d’où lui vient cette parfaite rigueur que personne ne songe à mettre en doute ? Si, au contraire, toutes les ... Read more

    $2.95 AUD

  • Mistere fascinante

    Fantezii și reflecții

    Lucrarea prezintă câteva mistere deosebite: destinul omenirii, civilizaţiile extraterestre, fenomenele paranormale...    În ultimă instanţă, se evidenţiază un fapt fundamental şi anume că, în definitiv, lumea este într-o continuă devenire, este diversă şi prin urmare trebuie să acceptăm asta... Problematica rămâne, desigur, deschisă...    În definitiv, gândirea oscilează între două extreme – ... Read more

    $7.38 AUD

  • Applied Intelligent Control of Induction Motor Drives

    series IEEE Press
    Induction motors are the most important workhorses in industry. They are mostly used as constant-speed drives when fed from a voltage source of fixed frequency. Advent of advanced power electronic converters and powerful digital signal processors, however, has made possible the development of high performance, adjustable speed AC motor drives.This book aims to explore new areas of induction motor ... Read more

    $186.99 AUD