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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Also, the diagrams are poor by contemporary standards: ISBN Faster: Not a book on chaos. James Gleick born August 1, is an American author, journalist, and biographer, whose books explore the cultural ramifications of science and technology. Although Gkeick have read Mandelbrot previously, I did not enjoy that book as much. I remember talking about it while eating dinner one day in the cafeteria with my physics teacher and some friends from class.

There are newer books on the subject but none better for us lay people. This book came out in the late 80s, and I’ve crossed paths with it several times without reading it.

His first book, Chaos: As bonus, a s-era afterward in the audiobook provides a brief update of progress in some areas since the book’s original publication, and some thoughts on its cultural impact.

His first book, Chaos: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Inhe founded The Pipeline, an early Internet service.

The process of chaos theory, developed from weather through to caox, is outlined clearly and generally accessibly.

Chaos: Making a New Science

vaos In this, his work is an excellent complement to Kuhn’s work on the The Structure of Scientific Revolutions upon which he draws heavily. Return to Book Page. As for chaos itself, Gleick does an outstanding job of explaining the thought processes and investigative techniques that researchers bring to bear on chaos problems. The gelick consists of a few badly written half-biographies, a few pretty pictures and v Gosh, I was rather rude about this one, wasn’t I?


Romantic, dramatic, constructive pop science: For me, the real impact is that it has changed the way I look at the ordinary everyday world – the leaves, the trees, the pebbles, the pattern on the peels of an orange – everything is strangely magnified and beautiful now.

The dynamics ajmes systems wandering between basins of attraction appealed to those looking for a way to model symbols and memories.

This book was a little difficult to fo I’ve heard many versions of the story also repeated in this book: Don’t have a Kindle?

View all 15 comments. It takes experimental evidence to show that chaos theory fits the particular phenomenon under study. This is a book that is more about translating the story of the science not the science for NOT the layman, but really the lazy layman.

Jan 29, Ian19 rated it really liked it.

Caos : la creación de una ciencia: James Gleick: : Books

What we could experience but not describe. Contains the obligatory Jurassic Park references in case you were worried. Gleick gives an unorganized overview some fun mathematical jakes like fractals, strange attractors, and chaos theory.

A mathematic This book, over two decades old now, is one of the great classics of science popularization. Gleick showed to me how science could be created from frustration and disorder. Names worked for the Harvard Crimson and freelanced in Boston, he moved to Minneapolis, where he helped found a short-lived weekly newspaper, Metropolis.

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Amazon Global Store UK International products have separate terms, are sold from abroad and may differ from local products, including fit, age ratings, and language of product, labeling or instructions. Making a New Science, Viking Penguin. The most interesting chapters were the final two, about the possible application to physiology and then a summary of the concept.


This is not a purely technical book. Edward Lorenz was an MIT meteorologist who decided to do something no other scientists had done before: I imagine jakes is something felt also by Gleick, one of the top tier science writers out there.

The author mentions these concepts but without going into lucid examples of what chaos theory implies for them. I’m moving the rating up a bit after my re-read on audio because it wasn’t that bad, although I still think it’s a bit overrated. That’s how that works. Jul 22, Muskan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Not because he gave bad information, but because chaos is a lot more difficult to prove in any particular case, especially outside of the physical sciences, which he does not reveal.

In that dissipation new forms are born. The last month has been quite interesting thanks to both Chaos and Sync.

Nov 08, Gendou rated it it was ok Shelves: If I read the audiobook version, will I be missing out anything particularly important figures, graphs, etc? The kind of book cqos just blows your mind with how cool it all is, and why doesn’t anyone teach science like THIS.

Not much was taken up from there till the s, when the computer revolutionized this new field of mathematics, allowing mathematicians to do complex iterative calculations and do experiments. In an apparent coincidence, a small number of unrelated people became interested in studying aperiodic, non-linear problems arising in various fields of science all at roughly the same time. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you cxos to read.

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