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Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
"The Museum of Modern Art, New York"
First published in 1966, and since translated into 16 languages, this remarkable book has become an essential document in architectural literature. As Venturi's ""gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture,"" Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism. Three hundred and fifty architectural photographs serve as historical ...
COMPLEXITY: THE EMERGING SCIENCE AT THE EDGE OF ORDER AND CHAOS
M. Mitchell Waldrop
Simon & Schuster
Why did the stock market crash more than 500 points on a single Monday in 1987? Why do ancient species often remain stable in the fossil record for millions of years and then suddenly disappear? In a world where nice guys often finish last, why do humans value trust and cooperation? At first glance these questions don't appear to have anything in common, but in fact every one of these statements refers to a complex system. The science of ...
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Renowned pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and author of the forthcoming Every Good Endeavor , Timothy Keller with his wife of 36 years, delivers The Meaning of Marriage , an extraordinarily insightful look at the keys to happiness in marriage that will inspire Christians, skeptics, singles, long-time married couples, and those about to be engaged. Modern culture would make you believe that everyone has a soul-mate; that ...
The Complexities of Care: Nursing Reconsidered (The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work)
"Nursing, everyone believes, is the caring profession. Texts on caring line the walls of nursing schools and student shelves. Indeed, the discipline of nursing is often known as the 'caring science.' Because of their caring reputation, nurses top the polls as the most-trustworthy professionals. Yet, in spite of what seems to be an endless outpouring of public support, in almost every country in the world nursing is under threat, in the practice ...
Complexity Leadership: Nursing's Role in Health Care Delivery
F.A. Davis Company
Here s the information you need to become an effective leader in today s complex health system in order to effectively solve problems and create optimal outcomes for your organization.As hospitals and healthcare organizations strive to meet standards
Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading
and Diane Lapp Douglas Fisher
International Reading Association
Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality instruction requires a careful matching of materials to students. The goal is to select materials that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students--a phenomenon sometimes called the Goldilocks Rule. To ensure that students learn to read increasingly complex texts, teachers have to understand what makes a text hard. The introduction ...
Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity
For decades, Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn have championed simplicity as a competitive advantage and a consumer right. Consulting with businesses and organizations around the world to streamline products, services, processes and communications, they have achieved dramatic results. In SIMPLE , the culmination of their work together, Siegel and Etzkorn show us how having empathy, striving for clarity, and distilling your message can reduce ...
Complexities: Social Studies of Knowledge Practices (Science and Cultural Theory)
Duke University Press Books
Although much recent social science and humanities work has been a revolt against simplification, this volume explores the contrast between simplicity and complexity to reveal that this dichotomy, itself, is too simplistic. John Law and Annemarie Mol have gathered a distinguished panel of contributors to offer—particularly within the field of science studies—approaches to a theory of complexity, and at the same time a theoretical ...
Complexity: A Guided Tour
Oxford University Press, USA
What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? In this remarkably clear and companionable book, leading complex systems scientist Melanie Mitchell provides an intimate tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of efforts that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive ...
Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos
University Of Chicago Press
"Put together one of the world's best science writers with one of the universe's most fascinating subjects and you are bound to produce a wonderful book. . . . The subject of complexity is vital and controversial. This book is important and beautifully done."—Stephen Jay Gould "[Complexity] is that curious mix of complication and organization that we find throughout the natural and human worlds: the workings of a cell, the structure of the ...
Simply Complexity: A Clear Guide to Complexity Theory
What do traffic jams, stock market crashes, and wars have in common? They are all explained using complexity, an unsolved puzzle that many researchers believe is the key to predicting – and ultimately solving—everything from terrorist attacks and pandemic viruses right down to rush hour traffic congestion. Complexity is considered by many to be the single most important scientific development since general relativity and it promises to make ...
Diversity and Complexity (Primers in Complex Systems)
Scott E. Page
Princeton University Press
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, ...
Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software
“Eric Evans has written a fantastic book on how you can make the design of your software match your mental model of the problem domain you are addressing. “His book is very compatible with XP. It is not about drawing pictures of a domain; it is about how you think of it, the language you use to talk about it, and how you organize your software to reflect your improving understanding of it. Eric thinks that learning about your problem ...
Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity (Helix Books)
Explains how scientists who study complexity are convinced that certain constant processes are at work in all kinds of unrelated complex systems.
The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration
Princeton University Press
Robert Axelrod is widely known for his groundbreaking work in game theory and complexity theory. He is a leader in applying computer modeling to social science problems. His book The Evolution of Cooperation has been hailed as a seminal contribution and has been translated into eight languages since its initial publication. The Complexity of Cooperation is a sequel to that landmark book. It collects seven essays, originally published in a ...
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
Princeton Architectural Press
Our ability to generate information now far exceeds our capacity to understand it. Finding patterns and making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. In recent years, designers, researchers, and scientists have begun employing an innovative mix of colors, symbols, graphics, algorithms, and interactivity to clarify, and often beautify, the clutter. From ...
Complexity Leadership: Part 1: Conceptual Foundations (PB) (Leadership Horizons) (Pt. 1)
Information Age Publishing
A volume in Leadership Horizons Series Editor Mary Uhl-Bien, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Founding Editor James R. Meindl, State University of New York at Buffalo This book introduces leadership and organizational scholars to the potential of complexity science for broadening leadership study beyond its traditional focus on leaders' actions and influence, to a consideration of leadership as a broader, dynamically and interactive ...
Combinatorial Optimization: Algorithms and Complexity (Dover Books on Computer Science)
Christos H. Papadimitriou
Clearly written graduate-level text considers the Soviet ellipsoid algorithm for linear programming; efficient algorithms for network flow, matching, spanning trees, and matroids; the theory of NP-complete problems; approximation algorithms, local search heuristics for NP-complete problems, more. "Mathematicians wishing a self-contained introduction need look no further." — American Mathematical Monthly. 1982 edition.
Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy
Pamela A., Ph.D. Hays
Amer Psychological Assn
This engaging book helps readers move beyond one-dimensional conceptualizations of identity to an understanding of the complex, overlapping cultural influences that form each of us. Pamela Hays' "ADDRESSING" framework enables therapists to better recognize and understand cultural influences as a multidimensional combination of Age, Developmental and acquired Disabilities, Religion, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic status, Sexual orientation, Indigenous ...
The Complexity of Greatness: Beyond Talent or Practice
Oxford University Press, USA
What are the origins of greatness? Few other questions have caused such intense debate, controversy, and diversity of opinions. In recent years, a large body of research has accumulated that suggests that the origins of greatness are extraordinarily complex. Instead of talent or practice, it's talent and practice. Instead of nature or nature, it's nature via nurture. Instead of practice, it's deliberate practice. Instead of the causes of ...
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