"In the year of Our Lord 1055, on Sunday the feast day of St. George, the people of Rosdalla, near Kilbeggan in the present county of Westmeath, saw standing high up in the air, a great steeple of fire, in the exact shape of a circular belfry, or what we now call a round tower. For nine hours it remained the re in sight of all: and during the whole time, flocks of large dark-coloured birds without number kept flying in and out through the door and windows. There was among them one great jet-black bird of vast size ... Sometimes a number of them would swoop s uddenly down, and snatch up in their talons dogs, cats or any other small animal that happened to lie in their way; and when they had risen again to a great height they would drop them dead to the ground. At last they flew away towards a neighbouring woo d; and the moment they left the tower it faded gradually from the peoples' view. The birds perched on the trees, the great bird choosing a large oak for himself; and so great were their numbers that the branches bent to the ground under their weight. Th ere they remained for some time as if to rest; when suddenly they all rose into the air; and when the great bird was rising he tore the oak tree by the roots from the earth, and carried it off in his talons."
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Some usenet groups that helped:
Atom and Void, essays on science and community, J Robert Oppenheimer, Princeton University Press
Artificial Life II edited by Langton, Taylor, Farmer, Rasmussen; Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.
Bright Air, Brilliant Fire, On the Matter of the Mind, Gerald M. Edelman; Basic Books
Chaos, Making a New Science by James Gleick; Penguin Books
Chaos and Fractals, by Peitgen,Jurgens,Saupe; Springer-Verlag
Complex-ification, John L. Casti; Harper Collins publishers
Complexity, M. Mitchell Waldrop; Simon and Shuster
Complexity, Life at the Edge of Chaos, Roger Lewin; Macmillan Publishing
Does God Play Dice, Ian Stewart; Penguin Books
Exploring Chaos, edited by Nina Hall; W.W. Norton and Co.
Mastering Chaos, William L. Ditto and Louis M. Pecora; Scientific American (Aug. 1993)
Order Out of Chaos, Ilya Prigogine and Isabelle Stengers; Bantam Books
In the Wake of Chaos , Stephen H. Kellert; University of Chicago Press
The Character of Physical Law, Richard Feynman; M.I.T. Press
Simplicity and Complexity in Games of the Intellect, Lawrence B. Slobodkin; Harvard Univ. Press
The Quark and the Jaguar, Murray Gell-Mann; W.H. Freeman and Co.
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