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Diversity and complexity, Scott E. Page

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Diversity and complexity
Title
Diversity and complexity
Statement of responsibility
Scott E. Page
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Page, Scott E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Primers in complex systems
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social systems
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Social systems
  • Systemteori
  • Sociala strukturer
  • Kulturell mångfald
Label
Diversity and complexity, Scott E. Page
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-269) 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
Contents
On diversity and complexity -- Measuring diversity -- The creation and evolution of diversity -- Constraints on diversity -- Variation in complex systems -- Diversity's inescapable benefits I : averaging -- Diversity's inescapable benefits II : diminishing returns to types -- Diversity's impact in complex systems -- Parting thoughts
Control code
ocn741690796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400835140
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10ndh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741690796
Label
Diversity and complexity, Scott E. Page
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-269) 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
Contents
On diversity and complexity -- Measuring diversity -- The creation and evolution of diversity -- Constraints on diversity -- Variation in complex systems -- Diversity's inescapable benefits I : averaging -- Diversity's inescapable benefits II : diminishing returns to types -- Diversity's impact in complex systems -- Parting thoughts
Control code
ocn741690796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400835140
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10ndh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741690796

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