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Critical Mass By Philip Ball

Critical Mass
by Philip Ball

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An exploration of the age-old question: are there any "laws of nature" that guide human affairs? Is there anything inevitable about the ways humans behave and organize themselves? Have we complete freedom in creating our societies or are we trapped by "human nature"?
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Critical Mass Summary


Critical Mass by Philip Ball

Is there a "physics of society"? Ranging from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, and across economics, sociology and psychology, this study shows how much we can understand of human behaviour when we cease to try to predict and analyse the behaviour of individuals and look to the impact of hundreds, thousands or millions of individual human decisions. The book encourages us to examine our own behaviour, whether in buying the new Harry Potter book, voting for a particular party or responding to the lures of advertisers.

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About Philip Ball


Formerly on the staff of Nature, Philip Ball is now a full-time writer. He lives in London.

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GOR002628470
Critical Mass by Philip Ball
Philip Ball
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
2004-01-22
656
0434011355
9780434011353
N/A
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