The Resource Diversity and complexity, Scott E. Page, (electronic book)

Diversity and complexity, Scott E. Page, (electronic book)

Label
Diversity and complexity
Title
Diversity and complexity
Statement of responsibility
Scott E. Page
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book provides an introduction to the role of diversity in complex adaptive systems. A complex system--such as an economy or a tropical ecosystem--consists of interacting adaptive entities that produce dynamic patterns and structures. Diversity plays a different role in a complex system than it does in an equilibrium system, where it often merely produces variation around the mean for performance measures. In complex adaptive systems, diversity makes fundamental contributions to system performance. Scott Page gives a concise primer on how diversity happens, how it is maintained, and how it affects complex systems. He explains how diversity underpins system level robustness, allowing for multiple responses to external shocks and internal adaptations; how it provides the seeds for large events by creating outliers that fuel tipping points; and how it drives novelty and innovation. Page looks at the different kinds of diversity--variations within and across types, and distinct community compositions and interaction structures--and covers the evolution of diversity within complex systems and the factors that determine the amount of maintained diversity within a system. Provides a concise and accessible introduction Shows how diversity underpins robustness and fuels tipping points. Covers all types of diversity The essential primer on diversity in complex adaptive systems."--GoogleBooks
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Page, Scott E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM701
LC item number
.P34 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Primers in complex systems
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  • Social systems
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
Label
Diversity and complexity, Scott E. Page, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10481994
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 291 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Diversity and complexity, Scott E. Page, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10481994
Dimensions
22 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 291 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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