Books written by René Thom.
Thom made his reputation as a topologist, moving on to aspects of what would be called singularity theory; becaming world-famous among the wider academic community and the educated general public for his work as founder of catastrophe theory
Structural Stability And Morphogenesis
A topological investigation and introduction to Catastrophe Theory
To Predict IS NOT To Explain: Conversations on Mathematics, Science, Catastrophe Theory, Semiophysics, Morphogenesis and Natural Philosophy
These interviews with Rene Thom range from Mathematics to Semiophysics, from embryology and morphogenesis to linguistics and from Natural Philosophy to autobiographical remarks.
Semio Physics: A Sketch
Parables, Parabolas and Catastrophes: Conversations on Mathematics, Science and Philosophy
The author, after providing us with a broad outline of Catastrophe Theory, applies it to a passionate and critical overview of the major scientific themes of our age. This book succeeds remarkably to popularize these topics.
In Praise of Mathematics: A Collection of Articles On Mathematics, and Related Topics, 1972-1994
This collection of articles on mathematics and related topics from 1972-1994 have been put in chronological order so that the reader can "see", in Part 1, the evolution of some of Thom's professional ideas in mathematics and in Part 2, to "glimpse" his philosophical ideas in the mathematical sciences as they relate to the ideas in Part 1.
Mathematical Models of Morphogenesis
Mathematics and its Applications