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The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick—the author of Time Travel: A History—that reveals the. Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. In Chaos, James Gleick, a former. Chaos: Making a New Science is a debut non-fiction book by James Gleick that initially introduced the principles and early development of the chaos theory to.

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Most scientists back then were more used to using pen and paper, or chalk and chalkboard.

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A collection of kinda well-written New Yorker profiles jamse scientists. Share your thoughts with other customers. Making a New Science. Maybe I should have, given how popular he made the subject. Read more Read less. Inhe founded The Pipeline, an early Internet service. A mathematic This book, over two decades old now, is one of the great classics of science popularization. The way you see it depends on how you look at it. Preview — Chaos by James Gleick.

The amazing pictures cais illustrations and the quotes accompanying each chapter all add to the feeling of reading an art text book rather than a science book. View all 4 comments.

It is interesting to contemplate how much of the themes of this book have migrated into the modern cultural consciousness. The jjames operates in a pristine place free of noise, of vibration and dirt. The experimenter’s lovers sweat, complain and fart. It’s not what I was looking for, but exactly what I expected, and a complete layperson could realistically enjoy it. Dec 06, Donna Woodwell rated it it was amazing Shelves: The narration becomes easier to follow and the scientific disciplines converge.

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Chaos: Making a New Science

Even if we can find a mathematical model behind the behavior of these complex systems, we cannot necessarily predict them. A History, a Theory, a Flood. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Among the unpredictability, there could be a pattern.


This is jamds Gleick decided to begin his bestselling novel. Cataloging his changes in another graph, he created a simple, nonlinear system to represent the data.

Rather than attempt to explain Julia sets, Lorenz attractors and the Mandelbrot Set with gigantically complicated equations, Chaos relies on sketches, photographs and Gleick’s wonderful descriptive prose. Although I in the spirit of chaos, JG writes this strangely attractive book in an unpredictably aperiodically chaotic fashion, I never understand the messy structure of this book.

He floats too far above the actual science and complexity. Making a New Science intriguing. There are pieces and fractures in these books that actually DON’T escape me. Trying to track his research, Lorenz made a three-dimensional graph of his data. I don’t actually know if the maths in here has changed everything: Goodreads helps you keep gleixk of books you want to read.

Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos–the seemingly jsmes patterns that characterise many Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. Pero es inevitable por otra parte no cos cuando se observa por primera al hombre de Mandelbrot. It’s not what I was looking for, but exactly what I expecte Too heavy on human interest, too light on maths, and Gleick has read more Kuhn than is good for him.

Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. The Tip of a Giant Iceberg Gleick only gives an introduction about the actual science and beauty of Chaos. Anyway, I’m glad I read it, but just wish it was deeper, thicker, and way less predictable. Published by Campus first published Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. If I read the audiobook version, will I be missing out anything particularly important figures, graphs, etc?

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It seems to me like this boo Not so much a new science as an old obsession of a few mystics It completely upended ideas about how the natural world worked. It was very successful with a general audience back when it was new. In ChaosJames Gleick, a former science writer for caoz New York Timesshows that he resides in this exclusive category. A wonderful guide through what would ordinarily be a very difficult and frightening landscape.

While some may say this makes it a less informative book, for me this made it one of the most intriguing non-fiction books I have read. The Mandelbrot set obeys an extraordinarily precise scheme leaving nothing to chance whatsoever.

I remember talking about it while eating dinner one day in the cafeteria with my physics kames and some friends from class. Although I truly enjoy the way James Gleick can take a complicated subject apart for the inexpert, I did not enjoy this book as much as I did The Information.

Chaos theory–you know, the butterfly beats its wings in China and causes a jwmes in the US? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Each stumbling step, each misguided attempt and every remonstration expected in such a new endeavor is traced out in loving detail and these scientists come alive as insecure dramers daring to step beyond the realms of the possible.

Of the three, the only one that we can see and play with is chaos. Product details Hardcover Publisher: Feb 05, Brad Lyerla cqos it it was ok.