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The perfect swarm : the science of complexity in everyday life / Len Fisher

By: Fisher, Len.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Basic Books, 2009Description: xx, 260 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780465018840 (alk. paper); 046501884X (alk. paper).Subject(s): Swarm intelligence -- Social aspects | Group decision making | Group problem solving | Social groups -- Psychological aspectsDDC classification: 302.3
Contents:
The emergence of swarm intelligence -- The locusts and the bees -- Ant logic -- A force in a crowd -- Group intelligence : the majority or the average? -- Consensus : a foolish consistency? -- Crazes, contagion, and communication : the science of networks -- Decision rules ok? -- Searching for patterns : imagination and reality -- Simple rules for complex situations.
List(s) this item appears in: social science
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The emergence of swarm intelligence -- The locusts and the bees -- Ant logic -- A force in a crowd -- Group intelligence : the majority or the average? -- Consensus : a foolish consistency? -- Crazes, contagion, and communication : the science of networks -- Decision rules ok? -- Searching for patterns : imagination and reality -- Simple rules for complex situations.

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