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Unveiling Mechanisms of Collective Behavior

Science  16 Nov 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5546, pp. 1466-1467
DOI: 10.1126/science.1066235

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Self-Organization in Biological Systems. Scott Camazine, Jean-Louis Deneubourg, Nigel R. Franks, James Sneyd, Guy Theraulaz, and Eric Bonabeau. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2001. 546 pp. $65, £45. ISBN 0-691-01200-3.

This contribution to the Princeton Studies in Complexity series presents a set of case studies to demonstrate how models can be used to generate and test hypotheses about mechanisms of self-organization that lead to group behaviors.