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    DescriptionSteven Johnson's "Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software" is a fascinating look at how self-organising systems are changing the world. Why do people cluster together in neighborhoods? How do internet communities spring up from nowhere? Why is a brain conscious even though no single neuron is? What causes a media frenzy? The answer, as Steven Johnson's groundbreaking book shows, is emergence: change that occurs from the bottom up. When enough individual elements interact and organize themselves, the result is collective intelligence - even though no-one is in charge. It is a phenomenon that exists at every level of experience, and will revolutionize the way we see the world. "Exhilarating". (J.G. Ballard). "A dizzying, dazzling romp through fields as disparate as urban planning, computer-game design, neurology and control theory". ("Economist"). "Mind-expanding ...intelligent, witty and tremendously thought-provoking...Popular science books interesting enough to read twice don't come along all that often". ("Guardian"). "Not just a fascinating quirk of science: it's the future". ("The New York Times"). Steven Johnson is the author of the acclaimed books "Everything Bad is Good for You", "Mind Wide Open", "Where Good Ideas Come From", "Emergence" and "Interface Culture". His writing appeared in the "Guardian", the "New Yorker", "Nation" and "Harper's", as well as the op-ed pages of "The New York Times" and the "Wall Street Journal". He is a Distinguished Writer In Residence at NYU's School Of Journalism, and a Contributing Editor to "Wired".

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    The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities and Software
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 214 g
    ISBN 13: 9780140287752
    ISBN 10: 0140287752

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ, JFCX
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 306.45
    BISAC V2.8: SCI064000
    Thema V1.0: JBCC9, PDZ
    Illustrations note
    facsimiles, map, bibliography, index
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    32 year old media guru and cultural critic, Steven Johnson is one of the '50 People who matter most on the Internet' - Newsweek Magazine
    Table of contents
    Part one: The myth of the ant queen. Part two: Street level; the pattern match; listening to feedback; control artist. Part three: The mind readers; see what happens.