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  • Date: Mon, 21 Feb 94 12:00:50 EST

Addison-Wesley announces the publication of:

Cellular Automata and Complexity: Collected Papers

A complete collection of Wolfram's classic papers on cellular automata
and complexity, formatted for readability and including a small amount
of previously unpublished material.

Paperback: ISBN 0-201-62664-0 (596 pages)  $24.75
Hardcover: ISBN 0-201-62716-7 (596 pages)  $45.25

Best known to the computing community for creating Mathematica, Stephen
Wolfram has also had a distinguished career in basic science.  Educated
at Eton and Oxford, Wolfram received his PhD in theoretical physics
from Caltech in 1979 at the age of twenty. His early work in particle
physics, cosmology and computer science earned him a MacArthur award in
1981. Starting around 1981, Wolfram turned his attention to
understanding the fundamental origins of complexity in nature. Previous
approaches had mostly relied on traditional mathematics, but Wolfram
instead proposed that one should build models based directly on simple
computer programs. And using cellular automata as his main example,
Wolfram made a series of remarkable discoveries about the origins of
complexity, including the well-known Wolfram Classification for
cellular automata. These discoveries laid the groundwork for the rapid
growth that has occurred in the study of complexity over the past
several years, as well as having direct implications in a wide range of
fields including physics, biology, economics and computer science.

Some of the papers included in this book are widely known in the
scientific community; a few have never been published before.  Most are
intended for an interdisciplinary audience, and together provide a
highly readable account of the key ideas which launched the field of
complex systems research.

The book is available through technical bookstores everywhere or
directly from Addison-Wesley by calling 1-800-358-4566 or by electronic
mail at abp_info at

Note: Addison-Wesley will also be publishing Wolfram's major new book
"A Science of Complexity". To be on the list for advance information on
this book and related CD-ROM and software products, send a message to
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Note that Addison-Wesley assumes no responsibility for fraudulent 
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Reading, MA 01867

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