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Thinking in Systems: A Primer

by Donella Meadows & Diana Wright

In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth-the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet- Donella Meadows remained a...


Bursts: The Hidden Patterns Behind Everything We Do, from Your E-mail to Bloody Crusades

by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

A revolutionary new theory showing how we can predict human behavior-from a radical genius and bestselling author

Can we scientifically predict our future? Scientists and pseudo scientists have been pursuing...


The Engine of Complexity: Evolution as Computation

by John Mayfield

The concepts of evolution and complexity theory have become part of the intellectual ether permeating the life sciences, the social and behavioral sciences, and more recently, management science and economics....


Control of Synchronous Motors

by Jean-Paul Louis

Synchronous motors are indubitably the most effective device to drive industrial production systems and robots with precision and rapidity. Their control law is thus critical for combining at the same time high...


The Science of Synthesis

by Debora Hammond

Debora Hammond's The Science of Synthesis explores the development of general systems theory and the individuals who gathered together around that idea to form the Society for General Systems Research. In examining...


Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age

by Duncan J. Watts

The pioneering young scientist whose work on the structure of small worlds has triggered an avalanche of interest in networks. In this remarkable book, Duncan Watts, one of the principal architects of network...


The Mutual Assistance and Solidarity Clauses

by Antonio-Maria Martino

The Mutual Assistance and Solidarity Clauses is the first comprehensive comparative analysis of two major innovations introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. Antonio-Maria Martino’s study focuses on the origins,...


Translation Studies and Translation Practice: Proceedings of the 2nd International TRANSLATA Conference, 2014

by Lew N. Zybatow, Andy Stauder & Michael Ustaszewski

TRANSLATA II was the second in a series of triennial conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies, held at the University of Innsbruck. The series is conceptualized as a forum for Translation Studies...


Translation Studies and Translation Practice: Proceedings of the 2nd International TRANSLATA Conference, 2014

by Lew N. Zybatow, Andy Stauder & Michael Ustaszewski

TRANSLATA II was the second in a series of triennial conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies, held at the University of Innsbruck. The series is conceptualized as a forum for Translation Studies...


Information Society and its Manifestations: Economy, Politics, Culture

by Borut Roncevic & Matevž Tomšic

The book provides a compilation of idiosyncratic manifestations of information society in techno-economic, political and cultural spheres. The contributors focus on the increasing complexity within information...


Luigi Ghirri and the Photography of Place

by Jacopo Benci & Marina Spunta

The photographer Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) was one of the most significant Italian artists of the late twentieth century. This volume – the first scholarly book-length publication on Ghirri to appear in English...


Systems Theory and Family Therapy

by Raphael J. Becvar & Dorothy Stroh Becvar

This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of a systems theoretical perspective using families and family therapy as examples and illustrations of their application in professional practice. This meta-perspective...


Mind, Body, World

by Michael R. W. Dawson

Cognitive science arose in the 1950s when it became apparent that a number of disciplines, including psychology, computer science, linguistics, and philosophy, were fragmenting. Perhaps owing to the field’s...


Interdependence: Biology and Beyond

by Kriti Sharma

A coherent and practical philosophy of interdependence, drawing on vivid examples from the biological sciences.


Upside-Down Gods: Gregory Bateson's World of Difference

by Peter Harries-Jones

Human survival requires a reorientation of science away from its exclusive technical and materialist premises focused on control, towards feedback and relational processes of organism-plus-environment. Gregory...


Earth, Life, and System: Evolution and Ecology on a Gaian Planet

by Bruce Clarke

Earth, Life & System: Evolution and Ecology on a Gaian Planet explores the multiple themes of Lynn Margulis's science: microbial evolution, ecology and symbiosis, the coupled interactions of environment and...


Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen

by Mark Buchanan

Critically acclaimed science journalist, Mark Buchanan tells the fascinating story of the discovery that there is a natural structure of instability woven into the fabric of our world, which explains why catastrophes--...


Computing Reality

by Masudul Alam Choudhury & Mohammed Shahadat Hossain

Computing Reality is a rare and challenging research output in the area of cybernetic and system theory explaining the meaning behind the understanding, interpretation and application of scientific methodology...


Data for the People: How to Make Our Post-Privacy Economy Work for You

by Andreas Weigend

A long-time chief data scientist at Amazon shows how open data can make everyone, not just corporations, richer

Every time we Google something, Facebook someone, Uber somewhere, or even just turn on a light,...


A Crude Look at the Whole: The Science of Complex Systems in Business, Life, and Society

by John H. Miller

A top expert explains why a social and economic understanding of complex systems will help society to anticipate and confront our biggest challenges

Imagine trying to understand a stained glass window by breaking...