Ecodynamics: The Prigogine Legacy
C. A. Brebbia
WIT Press, 2011 - Nature - 341 pages
This book contains a series of contributions on ecodynamics that apeared in limited editions before the emergence of the 'International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics', which has now become the primary focus for this area of research. It is dedicated to Ilya Prigogine, who dominated the world of ecosystems for many years, and opens with an extract from the autobiography he completed shortly before his death.
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