## Tools Of ThoughtDrawing on general systems theory, operations research, cybernetics, futures research, and catastrophe theory, a distinguished geneticist provides the general reader with tools for perceiving and solving today's complex economic, social, and ecological pr |

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Further , there is a still slower kind of change , that

species from more primitive ancestors , up to the present form , and presumably

beyond this into something else . The wholehearted adoption of the ' thing ' view

...

Further , there is a still slower kind of change , that

**involved**in the evolution of thespecies from more primitive ancestors , up to the present form , and presumably

beyond this into something else . The wholehearted adoption of the ' thing ' view

...

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In the last thirty or forty years , there has indeed been progress in understanding

the nature of the networks of interaction which are

which a collection of cells becomes organized into an organ with a unitary ...

In the last thirty or forty years , there has indeed been progress in understanding

the nature of the networks of interaction which are

**involved**in the processes bywhich a collection of cells becomes organized into an organ with a unitary ...

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When he took this into account , and worked out a method of estimating how

much choice is really

another , he came up with a certain algebraic formula . The argument is not very ...

When he took this into account , and worked out a method of estimating how

much choice is really

**involved**in writing down one sequence of letters rather thananother , he came up with a certain algebraic formula . The argument is not very ...

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### Contents

Introduction II | 11 |

Complex Shapes | 38 |

The Structure of Complex Systems | 48 |

Copyright | |

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