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Fractals

Fractals

The Patterns of Chaos : a New Aesthetic of Art, Science, and Nature

  • Author: John Briggs
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671742175
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 192
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Describes how fractals were discovered, explains their unique properties, and discusses the mathematical foundation of fractals

The Patterns of Chaos

The Patterns of Chaos

  • Author: Colin Kapp
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575133759
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 222
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Bron is a chaos catalyst. He wreaks havoc and destruction as surely as a hurricane wherever he goes. Commando Central has planted an electrode transmitter-receiver deep inside his brain and infiltrated him into the Destroyer Spacefleet to prevent it from gaining absolute mastery of the galaxy. But Bron's own brand of chaos is lethally unpredictable. And when whole planets are annihilated by monster hellburner bombs set on course seven hundred million years ago from distant Andromeda, aimed directly at Bron himself, both sides realise something more colossal, more threatening and infinitely more powerful is taking a hand in Bron's weird destiny . . .

Patterns of Chaos Omnibus #2

Patterns of Chaos Omnibus #2

  • Author: Charles Ingrid
  • Publisher: Daw Books
  • ISBN: 9780756400569
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 144
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A new omnibus edition containing the third and fourth novels from the Patterns of Chaos series Palaton, a Choyan pilot, and Rand, a young human, find themselves the targets of various factions hoping to seize control of Cho, as Palaton must reclaim his unique powers in order to save himself, Rand, and the world of Cho. Original.

The Hero and the Sea

The Hero and the Sea

Patterns of Chaos in Ancient Myth

  • Author: Donald H. Mills
  • Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
  • ISBN: 0865165084
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 200
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Ancient myths about watery chaos uniquely transcend time and culture to speak to the universal human condition as expression to the hopes, aspirations and fears that have defined--for ancient thinkers as well as modern scientists--what it means to be human in a chaotic world. "The Hero and the Sea examines the mythological pattern of heroic battles with watery chaos in the "Gilgamesh Epic, the "Iliad, the "Odyssey, and the Old Testament, in the light of anthropology, comparative religion, literature, mythology, psychology, and modern chaos theory; how mythic patterns of heroic battle with chaotic adversaries respond to the cultural needs, religious concerns, and worldview of their audience. The last chapter explores points of contact between the ancient mythic patterns and the discoveries of modern scholars engaged in the theoretical study of chaos and chaotics.

Nachhaltigkeit der Form

Nachhaltigkeit der Form

Symposium in der Pfisterscheune, Thalwil, Schweiz, 16. Oktober 2001

  • Author: Ueli Marbach
  • Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG
  • ISBN: 9783728128560
  • Category: City planning
  • Page: 66
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Theatre of Chaos

Theatre of Chaos

Beyond Absurdism, Into Orderly Disorder

  • Author: William W. Demastes
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521619868
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 212
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A study of contemporary theatre from the perspective of chaos theatre and quantum mechanics.

Chaos and Order in the World of the Psyche

Chaos and Order in the World of the Psyche

  • Author: Joanne Wieland-Burston
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317404173
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 156
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‘I don’t know what’s the matter with me – everything’s upside down; the whole world seems chaotic’ Chaos may erupt in our lives in many different ways – through death, divorce, conflict with family, friends or colleagues. It is a frightening and negative experience, destabilizing the individual and provoking feelings of insecurity. Originally published in English in 1992, the author, through her work as a Jungian analyst, frequently acted as a companion, support and guide to those whose lives were in chaotic turmoil. She describes how therapy helps people to meet chaos, to accept and see it in a different way – as a starting point for a new kind of order in their lives. This ‘organic’ order is better suited to their own personal needs and personality and provides the strong and flexible basis necessary to meet the chaos that belongs to life. Drawing upon the myths, tales and rites of ancient cultures, upon modern chaos theory, and upon her experience as an analyst the author shows the way through the chaos to a fuller, happier and more satisfying life.

Landscape

Landscape

Pattern, Perception, and Process

  • Author: Simon Bell
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780419203407
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 344
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Providing a fresh approach to the theory of design, Landscape: Pattern, Perception and Process synthesizes planning, design and ecology and shows a new view of where design can develop. The book brings together the work and subject areas of a range of disciplines including psychologists, philosophers, geologists, ecologists, cultural geographers, foresters, urban planners and landscape architects and synthesizes all these together. Since many landscape and environmental problems require multi-disciplinary approaches for their solution, this book demonstrates how the best integration can be achieved. Highly illustrated, it contains examples from North America, Canada, Europe and Australasia. Glossary, references and further reading provide the reader with guidance and back-up resources.

Landscape: Pattern, Perception and Process

Landscape: Pattern, Perception and Process

  • Author: Simon Bell
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1135820066
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 352
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Providing a fresh approach to the theory of design, Landscape: Pattern, Perception and Process synthesizes planning, design and ecology and shows a new view of where design can develop. The book brings together the work and subject areas of a range of disciplines including psychologists, philosophers, geologists, ecologists, cultural geographers, foresters, urban planners and landscape architects and synthesizes all these together. Since many landscape and environmental problems require multi-disciplinary approaches for their solution, this book demonstrates how the best integration can be achieved. Highly illustrated, it contains examples from North America, Canada, Europe and Australasia. Glossary, references and further reading provide the reader with guidance and back-up resources.

Chaos & Complexity

Chaos & Complexity

Discovering the Surprising Patterns of Science and Technology

  • Author: Brian H. Kaye
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH
  • ISBN: 9783527290390
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 616
  • View: 634
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The surprising patterns of chaos and complexity are to be found in many areas of nature and science, examples ranging from cabbages to coastlines. Quite often, those who could benefit most from an understanding of the principles behind chaos and complexity, for example engineers, geologists, medics, chemists and physicists, are denied access to the power and wonders of the field by the mathematical and unnecessarily convoluted way the topic is usually presented. This book opens up the fascinating opportunities offered by an understanding of this field to the informed layman, using informative and amusing examples of the application of the principles accompanied by many descriptive figures demonstrating the beauty of a science which can now be understood by all!

Schneller und besser

Schneller und besser

Von der Macht bahnbrechender Ideen

  • Author: Jeremy Gutsche
  • Publisher: Plassen Verlag
  • ISBN: 3864703050
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
  • View: 1905
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Wie entwickelt man lukrative Geschäftsideen? Und wie sollte man es nicht machen? Experte Jeremy Gutsche zeigt die psychologischen und kulturellen Fallen auf, die auch kluge Leute davon abhalten, Gelegenheiten zu erkennen und zu nutzen. Es gibt Farmer und Jäger. Farmer nutzen bewährte Methoden und streben die Wiederholung früherer Erfolge an - ihr Ziel: die Bewahrung des Status quo. Jäger reagieren auf die zunehmende Beschleunigung der Welt und sind sich bewusst, dass Stillstand Rückschritt und Untergang bedeutet. Jäger sind unersättlich, neugierig und bereit, zu zerstören, um besser zu werden (Beispiel: Google). Gutsche hat sechs Muster identifiziert, deren Erkennung und Ausnutzung den Weg für Gelegenheiten ebnet. Anhand von ausführlichen Fallbeispielen und Geschichten beschreibt er diese Muster und zeigt auf, wie Individuen und Unternehmen sie für die Entwicklung von Ideen genutzt haben und auch in Zukunft nutzen können.

The Pattern Book

The Pattern Book

Fractals, Art, and Nature

  • Author: Clifford A. Pickover
  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • ISBN: 9789810214265
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 427
  • View: 7661
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Although the patterns are computer-generated, the book is informal and emphasis is on the fun that the true pattern lover finds in doing rather than in reading about the doing.

Behind the Masks

Behind the Masks

Personality Disorders in Religious Behavior

  • Author: Wayne Edward Oates
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN: 9780664240288
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 139
  • View: 3581
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Describes eight common personality disorders, presents Biblical guidelines for dealing with difficult people, and explains how Christian faith can help their real personalities to emerge.

Chaos in Ecology

Chaos in Ecology

Experimental Nonlinear Dynamics

  • Author: J. M AUTOR CUSHING,J. M. Cushing,Robert F. Costantino,Brian Dennis,Robert Desharnais,Shandelle Marie Henson
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 9780121988760
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 225
  • View: 463
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It is impossible to predict the exact behavior of all biological systems and how these same systems are exemplified by patterns of complexity and regularity. Decades of research in ecology have documented how these sorts of patterns are the consequences of deceptively simple rules that determine the nature of the patterns created. Chaos in Ecology will explain how simple beginnings result in complicated results. Chaos in Ecology is the inaugural volume of Theoretical Ecology Series. The authors of this volume have employed data from a proven model system in population dynamics. As a result, this book will be of interest to anyone interested in the ecology of populations. It is impossible to predict the exact behavior of almost all biological systems and yet these same systems are exemplified by patterns of complexity and regularity. Decades of research in ecology have documented that these sorts of patterns are the consequence of deceptively simple rules that determine the nature of the patterns created. In essence, simple beginnings result in complicated results This realization is captured in the mathematical notion of "chaos" and is rendered intuitive by the oft-repeated metaphor: "A butterfly beats its wings in China and causing a thunderstorm in the Midwest." Thus, seemingly trivial initial conditions (e.g. a butterfly in China) cascade through a series of intermediate events to create a significant large-scale event (e.g. a thunderstorm) Chaos in Ecology is the inaugural volume of Theoretical Ecology Series. The authors of this volume have employed data from a proven model system in population dynamics. As a result, this book will be of interest to anyone interested in the ecology of populations

The Pattern of Evil

The Pattern of Evil

Myth, Social Perception and the Holocaust

  • Author: Lawrence LeShan Ph.D.
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469124033
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 164
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If we wish to learn from the Holocaust how to act against a recurrence, we must ask what the SS thought they were doing as they organized and ran the horrific camps. Then we can know how to watch for early signs of the emergence of this type of thinking and move against it. This book addresses itself to this problem and arrives at new answers. Modern science and philosophy have gradually become aware of the degree to which human beings use different sets of assumptions about the nature of reality (how things are and work) in different situations. As this book demonstrates, when the Mythic world picture is used to solve political problems (instead of the appropriate Sensory world view) the concentration camp becomes a possibility. The process, however, is not inexorable, but can be aborted if understood.

From Chaos to Restoration

From Chaos to Restoration

An Integrative Reading of Isaiah 24-27

  • Author: Dan G. Johnson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 056707448X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 150
  • View: 750
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This work takes seriously the compositional nature of Isaiah 24-27 and moves beyond the schema established by Bernard Duhm who defined these chapters as a composite of unrelated pericopae. This new approach has enabled new light to be brought to such perennial problems as the identity of the city (or cities), the date of the composition, the structure of the four chapters, the perspective of the composition and the nature of the resurrection alluded to in 26.19. This study concludes that Isaiah 24-27 was written during the exile, a time significantly earlier than is commonly held by critical scholars. The composition exhibits the marks of a coherent and integrated work. It is not apocalyptic in the sense of envisioning the termination of the present age, nor is there any notion of an individual resurrection such as one finds in the book of Daniel.

Fire in the Crucible

Fire in the Crucible

Understanding the Process of Creative Genius

  • Author: John Briggs
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • ISBN: 1609256573
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 382
  • View: 4579
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What makes geniuses different from the rest of us? What is the difference between a prodigy and a genius? Are geniuses born or made? What is creative vision and where does it come from? What are the secrets of talent? And why do great creators seem to have so many oppositions in their personalities? In this mind-expanding investigation of creativity, John Briggs reveals that there is no special trait of genius. Geniuses are not necessarily smarter or more talented than other people, but they give their attention to subtle nuances, contradictory feelings and perceptions that others experience and ignore. By focusing on sensory nuances, geniuses create themselves. Fire in the Crucible offers a compelling exploration of the roots of creativity and genius. Drawing on the lives and work of extraordinary scientists, artists, writers, composers, and inventors, Briggs shows how creative individuals exploit doubt and uncertainty, and the mental strategies and tactics they employ when they work. "In asking about creativity," he writes, "we are really asking about what is best, what is deepest in life." Fire in the Crucible draws the reader into an eye-opening journey through the inner workings of some of the greatest creative minds of all times -- and allows us to more deeply understand the nature of the creativity in our own lives and work.

From Here to Infinity

From Here to Infinity

  • Author: Ian Stewart
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780192832023
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 310
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A retitled and revised edition of Ian Stewart's The Problem of Mathematics, this is the perfect guide to today's mathematics. Read about the latest discoveries, including Andrew Wile's amazing proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, the newest advances in knot theory, the Four Colour Theorem, Chaos Theory, and fake four-dimensial spaces. See how simple concepts from probability theory shed light on the National Lottery and tell you how to maximize your winnings. Discover howinfinitesimals become respectable, why there are different kinds of infinity, and how to square the circle with the mathematical equivalent of a pair of scissors.

Nature Across Cultures

Nature Across Cultures

Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures

  • Author: Helaine Selin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401701490
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 482
  • View: 7478
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Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

The Self-organizing Brain

The Self-organizing Brain

From Growth Cones to Functional Networks ; Proceedings of the 18th International Summer School of Brain Research, Held at the University of Amsterdam and the Academic Medical Center (The Netherlands) from 23 to 27 August 1993

  • Author: Jaap Pelt
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0444818197
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 446
  • View: 3434
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This book concentrates on the organizational level of neurons and neuronal networks under the unifying theme "The Self-Organizing Brain - From Growth Cones to Functional Networks". Such a theme is attractive because it incorporates all phases in the emergence of complexity and (adaptive) organization, as well as involving processes that remain operative in the mature state. The order of the sections follows successive levels of organization from neuronal growth cones, neurite formation, neuronal morphology and signal processing to network development, network dynamics and, finally, to the formation of functional circuits.