How Nature Works

PDF EBook by Per Bak

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Self- PDForganized criticality, the spontaneous development of systems to a critical state, is the first general theory of complex systems with a firm mathematical basis. How Nature Works PDF EBook This theory describes how many seemingly desperate aspects of the world, from stock market crashes to mass extinctions, avalanches to solar flares, all share a set of simple, easily described properties.
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..".presents the theory (self-organized criticality) in a form easily absorbed by the non-mathematically inclined reader." -BOSTON BOOK REVIEW
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