This second edition has been brought up to date with an essay entitled "On the Edge in the Business World" and an interview with John Holland, author of Emergence: From Chaos to Order.
"[Complexity] is that curious mix of complication and organization that we find throughout the natural and human worlds: the workings of a cell, the structure of the brain, the behavior of the stock market, the shifts of political power. . . . It is time science . . . thinks about meaning as well as counting information. . . . This is the core of the complexity manifesto. Read it, think about it . . . but don't ignore it."—Ian Stewart, Nature
The View from Chaco Canyon
Beyond Order and Magic
Edge of Chaos Discovered
Explosions and Extinctions
Life in a Computer
Stability and the Reality of Gaia
Complexity and the Reality of Progress
The Veil of Consciousness
The View from the Edge
Afterword: On the Edge in the World of Business
About the Author:
Roger Lewin is the author of seventeen books, including Bones of Contention and Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos, both available from the University of Chicago Press.