Advances in Spatial Science

Complexity and Spatial Networks

In Search of Simplicity

Editors: Reggiani, Aura, Nijkamp, Peter (Eds.)

  • Offers an interdisciplinary and innovative overview of complexity issues in spatial and network systems
  • Features theoretical and empirical analysis as well as methodological discussions
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This book offers a panoramic view of recent advances in spatial complexity, in order to enhance our understanding of complex spatial networks by simplicity in terms of both the basic driving forces of systemic impacts and the modelling of such systems. Simple models mapping out the evolution of complex networks are undoubtedly a key issue in spatial economic research. In exploring this untrodden ground, this volume pursues new interdisciplinary pathways for theoretical, methodological and empirical analysis in the complex interconnected space-economy. It highlights ‘evolutionary’ directions and ‘unifying’ perspectives in this fascinating research field.

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From the reviews:

“This volume continues the history of excellent work in the Advances in Spatial Science series by gathering a broad array of research that nonetheless focuses on complex spatial networks. Stylistically, the book is solid overall … . The book is primarily of value to researchers who are interested in complex spatial networks as applied to a broad range of socioeconomic problems. It would also be suitable as an ancillary reading for a course in complexity or socioeconomic modeling.” (Dudley B. Bonsal and Steven M. Manson, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 51 (2), 2011)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Simplicity in Complex Spatial Systems

    Reggiani, Aura (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • The “Thermodynamics” of the City

    Wilson, Alan

    Pages 11-31

  • Macro and Micro Dynamics of the City Size Distribution

    Benguigui, Lucien (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

  • A Morphogenetic Perspective on Spatial Complexity

    Medda, Francesca (et al.)

    Pages 51-60

  • Algorithmic Complexity and Spatial Simplicity

    Kulkarni, Rajendra G. (et al.)

    Pages 61-73

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-01554-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-01553-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-26914-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complexity and Spatial Networks
Book Subtitle
In Search of Simplicity
Editors
  • Aura Reggiani
  • Peter Nijkamp
Series Title
Advances in Spatial Science
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-01554-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-01554-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-01553-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26914-1
Series ISSN
1430-9602
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 284
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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