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Fisher, Len
The perfect swarm : the science of complexity in everyday life / Len Fisher
New York : Basic Books, c2009
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HM746 .F57 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Swarm intelligence -- Social aspects
Group decision making
Group problem solving
Social groups -- Psychological aspects
Swarming (Zoology)
Physical Description xx, 260 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-245) and index
Contents The emergence of swarm intelligence -- The locusts and the bees -- Ant logic -- A force in a crowd -- Group intelligence : the majority or the average? -- Consensus : a foolish consistency? -- Crazes, contagion, and communication : the science of networks -- Decision rules ok? -- Searching for patterns : imagination and reality -- Simple rules for complex situations

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