Representing the World in a Computer

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Science  06 Aug 1999:
Vol. 285, Issue 5429, pp. 842
DOI: 10.1126/science.285.5429.842a

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The Nature of Mathematical Modeling. Neil Gershenfeld. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999. 356 pp. $39.95, £24.95. ISBN 0-521-57095-6.

Gershenfeld provides a concise and accessible compendium of techniques for developing simulations and quantitative descriptions of complex phenomena.