User Illusion - Tor Norretranders
This looks at the relationship between action and consciousness,
between what the author refers to as the conscious "I" and the preconscious
"me", in a wide-ranging syntheses of psychology, computer science,
physics and biology.
- James Cleick
A book showing the history, effects and examples of Chaos Theory.
Artificial Life I Artificial Life II - Edited
by Christopher G Langton
These volumes contain numerous papers from the Santa Fe Institute
Artificial Life Workshops, the first of which was held in 1987.
These volume may not be a good introduction but the include a good
source of further reading. For dedicated people only.
introduction to Neural Computing - Igor Aleksander and Helen
A short book which includes most of the aspects of traditional
Blind Watchmaker - Richard Dawkins
Evolution brought up to date and demonstrated. In many ways this
is an atheists hand book. Very well written and is, along with the
selfish gene his soon to be re leased work,a book that must be read.
Life of the Cosmos - Lee Smolin
Evolution applied to the problem of a unified theory of everything.
The book puts forward some ground breaking theories and stretches
the concept of 'Gaia' beyond the sphere of plant Earth and paints
a picture of a Cosmos more like an ecosystem.
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