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Critical Mass by Philip Ball

Critical Mass by Philip Ball

Is there a ‘physics of society’? Philip Ball’s 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 Britain’s 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.
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Format

Paperback

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ISBN

0099457865

Condition

Used Good

Language

English

Pages

656

Year Published

2005

Publisher

Cornerstone

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