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Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams

Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams - 94 edition

Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780262680936

ISBN10: 0262680939

Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams by Mitchel Resnick - ISBN 9780262680936
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: MIT Press
Published: 1994
International: No
Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams by Mitchel Resnick - ISBN 9780262680936

ISBN13: 9780262680936

ISBN10: 0262680939

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 94

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Summary

How does a bird flock keep its movements so graceful and synchronized? Most people assume that the bird in front leads and the others follow. In fact, bird flocks don't have leaders: they are organized without an organizer, coordinated without a coordinator. And a surprising number of other systems, from termite colonies to traffic jams to economic systems, work the same decentralized way. Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jamsdescribes innovative new computational tools that can qhelp people (even young children) explore the workings of such systems--and help them move beyond the centralized mindset.