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Bardi, Ugo 
The Seneca Effect 
I09948 
2017 
eBook 

12 
Cornelius, Sean 
Complex Networks IX 
I09914 
2018 
eBook 

13 
Squartini, Tiziano 
MaximumEntropy Networks 
I09907 
2017 
eBook 

14 
Zafeiris, Anna 
Why We Live in Hierarchies? 
I09897 
2018 
eBook 

15 
Bertin, Eric 
Statistical Physics of Complex Systems 
I09852 
2016 
eBook 

16 
Bourgine, Paul 
First Complex Systems Digital Campus World EConference 2015 
I09839 
2017 
eBook 

17 
Cecconi, Federico 
New Frontiers in the Study of Social Phenomena 
I09731 
2016 
eBook 

18 
Segalini, Antonio 
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows (ICJWSF2015) 
I09636 
2016 
eBook 

19 
Hutt, Axel 
Synergetics 
I09580 
2020 
eBook 

20 
Abali, Bilen Emek 
Developments and Novel Approaches in Nonlinear Solid Body Mechanics 
I09576 
2020 
eBook 


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Title  The Seneca Effect : Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid 
Author(s)  Bardi, Ugo 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  XVIII, 210 p. 57 illus., 21 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  The essence of this book can be found in a line written by the ancient Roman Stoic Philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca: "Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid". This sentence summarizes the features of the phenomenon that we call "collapse," which is typically sudden and often unexpected, like the proverbial "house of cards." But why are such collapses so common, and what generates them? Several books have been published on the subject, including the wellknown "Collapse" by Jared Diamond (2005), "The collapse of complex societies" by Joseph Tainter (1998) and "The Tipping Point," by Malcom Gladwell (2000). Why The Seneca Effect? This book is an ambitious attempt to pull these various strands together by describing collapse from a multidisciplinary viewpoint. The reader will discover how collapse is a collective phenomenon that occurs in what we call today "complex systems," with a special emphasis on system dynamics and t he concept of "feedback." From this foundation, Bardi applies the theory to realworld systems, from the mechanics of fracture and the collapse of large structures to financial collapses, famines and population collapses, the fall of entire civilizations, and the most dreadful collapse we can imagine: that of the planetary ecosystem generated by overexploitation and climate change. The final objective of the book is to describe a conclusion that the ancient stoic philosophers had already discovered long ago, but that modern system science has rediscovered today. If you want to avoid collapse you need to embrace change, not fight it. Neither a book about doom and gloom nor a cornucopianist's dream, The Seneca Effect goes to the heart of the challenges that we are facing today, helping us to manage our future rather than be managed by it. "The Seneca Effect" is probably the most important contribution to our understanding of societal collapse since Jo seph Ta inter's 1988 masterpiece, "The Collapse of Complex Societies." Since we live in a society that is just in the process of rounding the curve from growth to decline, this is information that should be of keen interest to every intelligent person. Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow, Post Carbon Institute, Author, The End of Growth Why do human societies collapse? With today's environmental, social and political challenges it is a question that is more than academic. What can we learn from history? How can we avoid the pitfalls? In this fascinating, well written book, Ugo Bardi provides many of the answers. Here is a book to feast on, to devour and be stimulated by, a book packed full of insights and ideas which will leave the reader satisfied, curious and stimulated. Simply wonderful. Graeme Maxton, Secretary General of the Club of Rome 
ISBN,Price  9783319572079 
Keyword(s)  1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory
2. COMPLEXITY
3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
4. Datadriven Science, Modeling and Theory Building
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. ECONOMIC POLICY
8. Economic sociology
9. ECONOMICS
10. ECONOPHYSICS
11. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology
12. Phase transitions (Statistical physics)
13. Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems
14. Political Economy/Economic Systems
15. Sociophysics
16. STATISTICAL PHYSICS

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Title  Complex Networks IX : Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Complex Networks CompleNet 2018 
Author(s)  Cornelius, Sean;Coronges, Kate;Gon??alves, Bruno;Sinatra, Roberta;Vespignani, Alessandro 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XV, 350 p. 90 illus., 81 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working across domains and research disciplines to measure, model, and visualize complex networks. It collects the works presented at the 9th International Conference on Complex Networks (CompleNet) 2018 in Boston, MA in March, 2018. With roots in physical, information and social science, the study of complex networks provides a formal set of mathematical methods, computational tools and theories to describe prescribe and predict dynamics and behaviors of complex systems. Despite their diversity, whether the systems are made up of physical, technological, informational, or social networks, they share many common organizing principles and thus can be studied with similar approaches. This book provides a view of the stateoftheart in this dynamic field and covers topics such as group decisionmaking, brain and cellular connectivity, network controllability and resiliency, online activism, recommendation systems, and cyber security 
ISBN,Price  9783319731988 
Keyword(s)  1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks
2. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
3. COMPLEXITY
4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
5. Computational Intelligence
6. Computational Social Sciences
7. EBOOK
8. EBOOK  SPRINGER
9. PHYSICS
10. Social sciences???Computer programs
11. Social sciences???Data processing

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Title  MaximumEntropy Networks : Pattern Detection, Network Reconstruction and Graph Combinatorics 
Author(s)  Squartini, Tiziano;Garlaschelli, Diego 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  XII, 116 p. 34 illus., 31 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book is an introduction to maximumentropy models of random graphs with given topological properties and their applications. Its original contribution is the reformulation of many seemingly different problems in the study of both real networks and graph theory within the unified framework of maximum entropy. Particular emphasis is put on the detection of structural patterns in real networks, on the reconstruction of the properties of networks from partial information, and on the enumeration and sampling of graphs with given properties.?? After a first introductory chapter explaining the motivation, focus, aim and message of the book, chapter 2 introduces the formal construction of maximumentropy ensembles of graphs with local topological constraints. Chapter 3 focuses on the problem of pattern detection in real networks and provides a powerful way to disentangle nontrivial higherorder structural features from those that can be traced back to simpler local constraints. Chapter 4 focuses on the problem of network reconstruction and introduces various advanced techniques to reliably infer the topology of a network from partial local information. Chapter 5 is devoted to the reformulation of certain ???hard??? combinatorial operations, such as the enumeration and unbiased sampling of graphs with given constraints, within a ???softened??? maximumentropy framework. A final chapter offers various overarching remarks and takehome messages. By requiring no prior knowledge of network theory, the book targets a broad audience ranging from PhD students approaching these topics for the first time to senior researchers interested in the application of advanced network techniques to their field 
ISBN,Price  9783319694382 
Keyword(s)  1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks
2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
3. COMPLEXITY
4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. GRAPH THEORY
8. PHYSICS
9. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
10. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
11. SYSTEM THEORY

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Title  Why We Live in Hierarchies? : A Quantitative Treatise 
Author(s)  Zafeiris, Anna;Vicsek, Tam??s 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2018. 
Description  XIV, 110 p. 42 illus., 39 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book systematically interprets and documents new, unifying principles and basic laws describing the most relevant aspects of hierarchy. To do so, it discusses recent experiments and models that are simple and realistic enough to reproduce the observations, and develops concepts for a better understanding of the complexity of systems consisting of many organisms. The book covers systems ranging from flocks of birds to groups of people. ?? Although it focuses on hierarchical collective behavior??in general, two aspects pop up in the majority of cases: collective motion and dynamically changing, partially directed networks (and the natural relation between the two). In addition, it offers a brief description of the most relevant definitions and concepts involved in the context of hierarchies, presenting both a review of the current literature and a number of new experimental and computational results in more detail. It is a valuable resource for students and scholars pursuing research on the structure of interactions within the collectives of animals and humans 
ISBN,Price  9783319704838 
Keyword(s)  1. Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks
2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
3. COMPLEXITY
4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. PHYSICS
8. Science???Social aspects
9. Societal Aspects of Physics, Outreach and Education
10. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
11. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
12. SYSTEM THEORY

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Title  Statistical Physics of Complex Systems : A Concise Introduction 
Author(s)  Bertin, Eric 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  XIV, 172 p. 23 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This coursetested primer provides graduate students and nonspecialists with a basic understanding of the concepts and methods of statistical physics and demonstrates their wide range of applications to interdisciplinary topics in the field of complex system sciences, including selected aspects of theoretical modeling in biology and the social sciences. Generally speaking, the goals of statistical physics may be summarized as follows: on the one hand to study systems composed of a large number of interacting units, and on the other to predict the macroscopic, collective behavior of the system considered from the perspective of the microscopic laws governing the dynamics of the individual entities. These two goals are essentially also shared by what is now called 'complex systems science', and as such, systems studied in the framework of statistical physics may be considered to be among the simplest examples of complex systems ??? while also offering a rather well developed mathematical treatment. The second edition has been significantly revised and expanded, featuring in particular three new chapters addressing nonconserved particles, evolutionary population dynamics, networks, properties of both individual and coupled simple dynamical systems, and convergence theorems, as well as short appendices that offer helpful hints on how to perform simple stochastic simulations in practice. Yet, the original spirit of the book ??? to remain accessible to a broad, nonspecialized readership ??? has been kept throughout: the format is a set of concise, modular and selfcontained topical chapters, avoiding technicalities and jargon as much as possible, and complemented by a wealth of workedout examples, so as to make this work useful as a selfstudy text or as textbook for short courses. From the reviews of the first edition: ?????? a good introduction to basic concepts of statistical physics and complex systems for students and researchers with an interest in complex systems in other fields ??? .??? Georg Hebermehl, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1237, 2012 ?????? this short text remains very refreshing for the mathematician.??? Dimitri Petritis, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012k 
ISBN,Price  9783319423401 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
2. COMPLEXITY
3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
4. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
8. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
9. SYSTEM THEORY

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Title  First Complex Systems Digital Campus World EConference 2015 
Author(s)  Bourgine, Paul;Collet, Pierre;Parrend, Pierre 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 
Description  VIII, 424 p. 120 illus., 96 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book contains the proceedings as well as invited papers for the first annual conference of the UNESCO Unitwin Complex System Digital Campus (CSDC), which is an international initiative gathering 120 Universities on four continents, and structured in ten EDepartments. First Complex Systems Digital Campus World EConference 2015 features chapters from the latest research results on theoretical questions of complex systems and their experimental domains. The content contained bridges the gap between the individual and the collective within complex systems science and new integrative sciences on topics such as: genes to organisms to ecosystems, atoms to materials to products, and digital media to the Internet. The conference breaks new ground through a dedicated videoconferencing system ??? a concept at the heart of the international UNESCO UniTwin, embracing scientists from lowincome and distant countries. This book promotes an integrated system of research, education, and training. It also aims at contributing to global development by taking into account its social, economic, and cultural dimensions. First Complex Systems Digital Campus World EConference 2015 will appeal to students and researchers working in the fields of complex systems, statistical physics, computational intelligence, and biological physics. 
ISBN,Price  9783319459011 
Keyword(s)  1. Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics
2. BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS
3. BIOPHYSICS
4. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
5. COMPLEXITY
6. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
7. Computational Intelligence
8. DATA MINING
9. Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
10. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
11. EBOOK
12. EBOOK  SPRINGER
13. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
14. SYSTEM THEORY

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Title  New Frontiers in the Study of Social Phenomena : Cognition, Complexity, Adaptation 
Author(s)  Cecconi, Federico 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  X, 206 p. 49 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book studies social phenomena in a new way, by making judicious use of computer technology. The book addresses the entire spectrum of classic studies in social science, from experiments to the computational models, with a multidisciplinary approach. The book is suitable for those who want to get a picture of what it means to do social research today, and also to get an indication of the major open issues. The book is connected to a database of code for simulations, experimental data and allows to activate a subscription to a teaching tool using NetLogo, a programming language widely used in the social studies. The authors are researchers with firsthand experience research projects, both basic and applied. The work will be useful for those who want to understand more of the social, economic and political phenomena via computer applications 
ISBN,Price  9783319239385 
Keyword(s)  1. APPLICATION SOFTWARE
2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
3. COMPLEXITY
4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
5. Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences
6. DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
7. EBOOK
8. EBOOK  SPRINGER
9. Economic sociology
10. Organizational Studies, Economic Sociology
11. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
12. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
13. SYSTEM THEORY

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Title  Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows (ICJWSF2015) 
Author(s)  Segalini, Antonio 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 
Description  XXIV, 620 p. 402 illus., 257 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This volume collects various contributions from the 5th International Conference on Jets, Wakes and Separated Flows (ICJWSF2015) that took place in Stockholm during June 2015. Researchers from all around the world presented their latest results concerning fundamental and applied aspects of fluid dynamics. With its general character, the conference embraced many aspects of fluid dynamics, such as shear flows, multiphase flows and vortex flows, for instance. The structure of the present book reflects the variety of topics treated within the conference i.e. Jets, Wakes, Separated flows, Vehicle aerodynamics, Wallbounded and confined flows, Noise, Turbomachinery flows, Multiphase and reacting flows, Vortex dynamics, Energyrelated flows and a section dedicated to Numerical analyses 
ISBN,Price  9783319306025 
Keyword(s)  1. COMPLEXITY
2. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
3. EBOOK
4. EBOOK  SPRINGER
5. Engineering Fluid Dynamics
6. FLUID MECHANICS
7. Fluid and Aerodynamics
8. FLUIDS

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Title  Synergetics 
Author(s)  Hutt, Axel;Haken, Hermann 
Publication  New York, NY, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer US, 2020. 
Description  223 illus., 95 illus. in color. eReference : online resource 
Abstract Note  This volume of the ???Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science, Second Edition??? (ECSS), introduces the fundamental physical and mathematical concepts underlying the theory of complex physical, chemical, and biological systems. Numerous applications illustrate how these concepts explain observed phenomena in our daily lives, which range from spatiotemporal patterns in fluids from atmospheric turbulence in hurricanes and tornadoes to feedback dynamics of laser intensity to structures in cities and rhythms in the brain. The spontaneous formation of wellorganized structures out of microscopic system components and their interactions is one of the most fascinating and challenging phenomena for scientists to understand. Biological systems may also exhibit organized structures emanating from interactions of cells and their networks. For instance, underlying structures in the brain emerge as certain mental states, the ability to coordinate movement, or pathologies such as tremor or epileptic seizures. When we try to explain or understand these extremely complex biological phenomena, it is natural to ask whether analogous processes of selforganization may be found in much simpler systems of the inanimate world. In recent decades, it has become increasingly evident that there exist numerous examples in physical and chemical systems in which wellorganized spatiotemporal structures arise out of disordered states. As in living organisms, the functioning of these systems can be maintained only by a flux of energy (and matter) through them. Synergetics combines elements from physics and mathematics to explain how a diversity of systems obey the same basic principles. All chapters in this volume have been thoroughly revised and updated from the first edition of ECSS. The second edition also includes new or expanded coverage of such topics as chaotic dynamics in laser systems and neurons, novel insights into the relation of classical chaos and quantum dynamics, and how noise in the brain tunes observed neural activity and controls animal and human behavior. 
ISBN,Price  9781071604212 
Keyword(s)  1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory
2. COMPLEX SYSTEMS
3. COMPLEXITY
4. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
5. EBOOK
6. EBOOK  SPRINGER
7. Mathematical Models of Cognitive Processes and Neural Networks
8. Neural networks (Computer science)??
9. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
10. Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
11. SYSTEM THEORY
12. Systems biology

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Title  Developments and Novel Approaches in Nonlinear Solid Body Mechanics 
Author(s)  Abali, Bilen Emek;Giorgio, Ivan 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2020. 
Description  XXIV, 493 p. 1 illus : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book features selected manuscripts presented at ICoNSoM 2019, exploring cuttingedge methods for developing novel models in nonlinear solid mechanics. Innovative methods like additive manufacturing???for example, 3D printing??? and miniaturization mean that engineers need more accurate techniques for modeling solid body mechanics. The book focuses on the formulation of continuum and discrete models for complex materials and systems, particularly the design of metamaterials 
ISBN,Price  9783030504601 
Keyword(s)  1. CLASSICAL MECHANICS
2. COMPLEXITY
3. COMPUTATIONAL COMPLEXITY
4. EBOOK
5. EBOOK  SPRINGER
6. MECHANICS
7. Mechanics, Applied
8. Solid Mechanics
9. Structural Materials

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