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Appendix B  Reading list

The following are selected books that provide an introduction to complexity science, and a pleasant way to get a big picture of the field.

  • Axelrod, Complexity of Cooperation.
  • Axelrod, The Evolution of Cooperation.
  • Bak, How Nature Works.
  • Barabasi, Linked.
  • Buchanan, Nexus.
  • Epstein and Axtell, Growing Artificial Societies: Social Science from the Bottom Up.
  • Fisher, The Perfect Swarm.
  • Flake, The Computational Beauty of Nature.
  • Goodwin, How the Leopard Changed Its Spots.
  • Holland, Hidden Order.
  • Johnson, Emergence.
  • Kelly, Out of Control.
  • Kluger, Simplexity.
  • Levy, Artificial Life.
  • Lewin, Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos.
  • Mitchell, Complexity: A Guided Tour.
  • Mitchell Waldrop: Complexity, the emerging science at the edge of order and chaos.
  • Resnick, Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams.
  • Rucker, The Lifebox, The Seashell, and the Soul.
  • Sawyer, Social Emergence: Societies As Complex Systems.
  • Schelling, Micromotives and Macrobehaviors.
  • Schiff, Cellular Automata: A Discrete View of the World.
  • Strogatz, Sync.
  • Watts, Six Degrees.
  • Wolfram, A New Kind Of Science.

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