Islands of Order
A Guide to Complexity Modeling for the Social Sciences


J. Stephen Lansing and Murray P. Cox
Foreword by Michael R. Dove

Princeton Studies in Complexity: Princeton University Press

"A major achievement. The breadth and depth of this brilliant book, from rich ethnography to elaborate agent-based models, are awe inspiring and standard setting."
–Scott E. Page, author of The Diversity Bonus

"This exceptional book is chock-full of ideas that can inspire a new generation of researchers in the study of human societies using the framework of complex systems."
–Mark Moritz, Ohio State University

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