The Science of History, Or, Why the World Is Simpler Than We ThinkBook - 2001
Scientists have recently discovered a new law of nature. Its footprints are virtually everywhere - in the spread of forest fires, mass extinctions, traffic jams, earthquakes, stock-market fluctuations, the rise and fall of nations, and even trends in fashion, music and art. Wherever we look, the world is modelled on a simple template: like a steep pile of sand, it is poised on the brink of instability, with avalanches - in events, ideas or whatever - following a universal pattern of change.
Publisher: London : Phoenix, 2001.
Characteristics: 230 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.