How Nature Works The Science of Self-Organized Criticality
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Copyright year: 1996
Publication date: 4/23/1999
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Preface and Acknowledgments|
|Complexity and Criticality|
|The Discovery of Self-Organized Criticality|
|The Sandpile Paradigm|
|Real Sandpiles and Landscape Formation|
|Earthquakes, Starquakes, and Solar Flares|
|The "Game of Life": Complexity Is Criticality|
|Is Life a Self-Organized Critical Phenomenon?|
|Mass Extinctions and Punctuated Equilibria in a Simple Model of Evolution|
|Theory of the Punctuated Equilibrium Model|
|On Economics and Traffic Jams|