Peter Lipton: How nature works
3 September 1998
Show More How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organised Criticality by Per Bak.
Oxford, 212 pp., £18.99, June 1997, 0 19 850164 1Show More
“... over the place. It is supposed to characterise earthquakes, the ‘punctuated equilibrium’ that Stephen JayGould and Niles Eldridge claim for biological evolution, stock prices, neural activity, and the movement of cars on the M25. In 1987, along with Chao Tang and Kurt Wiesenfeld, Bak published a technical account ...”