Per Bak (PDF or kindle) How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality
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Must readBak writes with such ease and lucidity and his ideas are so intriguingessential reading for those interested in complex systemsit will reward a sufficiently skeptical reader NATUREpresents the theory self organized criticality in a form easily absorbed by the non mathematically inclined reader BOSTON BOOK REVIEW I picture Bak as a kind of scientific musk.
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Self organized criticality the spontaneous development of systems to a critical state is the first general theory of complex systems with a firm mathematical basis This theory describes how many seemingly desperate aspects of the world from stock market crashes to mass extinctions avalanches to solar flares all share a set of simple easily described properties a.
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Eteer flamboyant touchy full of swagger and ready to join every frayHis book is written with panache The style is brisk the content stimulating I recommend it as a bracing experience NEW SCIENTISTPer Bak is a professor in the Physics Department of Brookhaven National Laboratory He has published over papers including articles in Scientific American and New Scienti.