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Published: 10 June 1993

734 Pages | 273 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195079517

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The Origins of Order

Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution

Stuart A. Kauffman

  • Presents a new paradigm for evolutionary biology
  • Extends the basic concepts of Darwinian evolution to accommodate recent findings and perspectives
  • Focuses on the concept of self-organization
  • Shows how complex systems can spontaneously exhibit stunning degrees of order