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Self-organization in biological systems / Scott Camazine [and others] ; original line drawings by William Ristine and Mary Ellen Didion ; StarLogo programming by William Thies.

Title
Self-organization in biological systems / Scott Camazine [and others] ; original line drawings by William Ristine and Mary Ellen Didion ; StarLogo programming by William Thies.
Publication
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2001], ©2001.
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Additional Authors
Camazine, Scott.
Description
viii, 538 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color); 24 cm.
Series Statement
Princeton studies in complexity
Uniform Title
Princeton studies in complexity.
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [497]-524) and index.
Contents
Explanation of Color Plates / Prologue: Aims and Scope of the Book -- Pt. I. Introduction to Biological Self-Organization -- Ch. 1. What Is Self-Organization? -- Ch. 2. How Self-Organization Works -- Ch. 3. Characteristics of Self-Organizing Systems -- Ch. 4. Alternatives to Self-Organization -- Ch. 5. Why Self-Organization? -- Ch. 6. Investigation of Self-Organization -- Ch. 7. Misconceptions about Self-Organization -- Pt. II. Case Studies -- Ch. 8. Pattern Formation in Slime Molds and Bacteria -- Ch. 9. Feeding Aggregations of Bark Beetles -- Ch. 10. Synchronized Flashing among Fireflies -- Ch. 11. Fish Schooling -- Ch. 12. Nectar Source Selection by Honey Bees -- Ch. 13. Trail Formation in Ants -- Ch. 14. The Swarm Raids of Army Ants -- Ch. 15. Colony Thermoregulation in Honey Bees -- Ch. 16. Comb Patterns in Honey Bee Colonies -- Ch. 17. Wall Building by Ants -- Ch. 18. Termite Mound Building -- Ch. 19. Construction Algorithms in Wasps -- Ch. 20. Dominance Hierarchies in Paper Wasps -- Pt. III. Conclusions -- Ch. 21. Lessons, Speculations, and the Future of Self-Organization.
ISBN
  • 0691012113 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780691012117 (cloth : alk. paper)
LCCN
00045329
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries