Critical Mass

Ball Philip

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Arrow Books
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2005
Edition: Reprint

Description: 644 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. Ranging From Physics To Philosophy, Traffic Planning To The Rythyms Of The Market Place.

Publishers Description: Is there a physics of society Philip Balls investigation into human nature ranges from Hobbes and Adam Smith to modern work on traffic flow and market trading, across economics, sociology and psychology. Ball shows how much of human behaviour we can understand when we cease trying to predict and analyse the behaviour of individuals and look to the impact of hundreds, thousands or millions of individual human decisions, in circumstances in which human beings both co-operate and conflict, when their aggregate behaviour is constructive and when it is destructive. By perhaps Britains leading young science writer, this is a deeply thought-provoking book, causing 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.

ISBN: 9780099457862

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