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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...


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....


Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software

by Steven Johnson

In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's heart" (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening journey through emergence theory...


More Light on the Expanding Universe

by Les Hardison

More Light on the Expanding Universe explores the ramifications of the existence of a fourth physical dimension into which the universe is expanding. One of these is the possibility that light travels at infinite...


Natural Aphrodisiacs

by Ravi K. Puri Ph.D. & Raman Puri Md.

The widespread use of effective prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction has helped advance societys acceptance of talking about sexual dysfunction for both men and women. As the authors elegantly describe,...


The Atom and the Universe

by Amin Elsersawi, PhD

The sequence of the formation of the universe, including Big-Bang stage, quantum cosmology, quarks and leptons stage, Inflation stage, hadrons stage and atomic nuclei stage are described in the book. Before...


The Benefits of Behavioral Research to the Fire Service

by Peter W. Blaich

Previously, Fire Safety Engineers worked under a simple assumption that when a fire alarm activated, people will evacuation immediately. It was believed that how quickly people managed to evacuate a building...


Movement and Connectivity

by Ada Engebrigtsen, Jan Simonsen & Kjersti Larsen

Through a series of case studies from Southern and Eastern Africa, Oceania, and Europe, Movement and Connectivity: Configurations of Belonging explores the analytical usefulness of the concept of «mobility»...


The Green Marble

by David Turner

Humans have difficulty thinking at the global scale. Yet as we come to understand our planet as a single, interconnected, complex system and encounter compelling evidence of human impact on Earth’s climate...


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...


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...