|Two's Company, Three is Complexity
||Oneworld, 2007||ISBN: 9781851684885
Complexity is a subject which makes it into many popular science books, but this is often not written by those doing the research. Two's Company, Three is Complexity is a non-technical account of complexity science written by Neil Johnson, who is an active researcher in the subject. The book includes a look at the formation of crowds as well as anti-crowds. There are also chapters on traffic flow, on financial markets and on the difficulties of finding a partner. The study of biological networks is an important part of complexity science, and Johnson describes work on the distribution of nutrients in fungi as well as looking at work which may lead to new treatments for cancer. At the end of the book Johnson takes a look at quantum entanglement, and the new forms of complexity which this implies.