Welcome to the ISCE Library!

The library comprises around 1000 books that have been read, skimmed, quoted, etc. over the past 10 years by key full-time I.S.C.E. staff in their explorations into complexity thinking.

Some of these titles explicitly deal with complexity, but the vast majority do not - complex systems need to be explored from many different directions and the greatest understanding often comes from sources that we might least expect.

The full text versions are only available to library members who will need to check out each book for viewing in 2 hour increments -- much like a regular library's reserve room. No books are available for download or printing.

Our goal with the library is to give the user an Internet version of serendipitously browsing in a library stacks. To do so, we provide several tools to help you find items which are "more like this" -- where "this" is the focus of your query.

Browse by Title

Browse by Author

To search the library database please begin with the box below. Search results will display both the descriptor pages of books and links to relevant "chunks" of books. On the "chunk" pages clicking the link marked "ISBN: xxx Description and Links" will bring you to the descriptor page for the book from which the "chunk" was extracted. Each "chunk" page also displays a Key Concepts table and a Word Cloud which operate as described above.

 

Click here for detailed instructions

Please note that our interface is presently designed for laptops and PC's. Functionality may have limitations on other devices.

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Full text versions are only available to library members who will need to check out each book for viewing in 2 hour increments -- much like a regular library's reserve room. No books are available for download or printing.