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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I’ll admit to skimming here and there, and the content development stops with its 80s publication date — but still worth the read if you’re interested in chaos and want an intro point. Sep 24, Jeff HansPetersen rated it really liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The idea that nature can be translated into equations and algorithms is fascinating.

Gleick’s book was first published inso I imagine by now there have been many developments and modifications to the ideas and theories presented here. I believe advances in this are will bring to us gleock answers we long wait for. glwick

Rather than attempt to explain Julia sets, Lorenz attractors and the Mandelbrot Set jmes gigantically complicated equations, Chaos relies on sketches, photographs and Gleick’s wonderful descriptive prose.

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Caos: a criação de uma nova ciência

All in all I can say I have a better grasp of what chaos is all about Making a Gldick Science is a debut non-fiction book by James Gleick that initially introduced the principles and early development of the chaos theory to the public.

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Then, you may wind up contemplating how much of that migration was due to Jeff Goldblum’s ham-fisted illustration I finally read the book that ought to have been required reading for freshman physics majors for the past 20 years! Chaos, the concept, is often explained in terms of a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world, which tips some indescribable balance, leading to rain falling in another part of the world.


Refresh and try again. You could not put the book down believing you now understand chaos cas, but you should have a better idea glelck its relevance, basic tenets, and, most importantly, where to look for a more focused examination.

Somehow, I must have missed out on the nuances of that book. It is a breezy history of two decades of mostly disconnected work done by a number of different researchers in widely divergent areas of science. Gleick showed to me how science could be created from frustration and disorder. The first popular book about chaos theory, it describes the Mandelbrot setJulia setsand Lorenz attractors without using complicated mathematics.

May 19, Jonathan Chuang rated it really liked it Shelves: Since the s, new generations of scientists search chaos for patterns with fresh ideas and new eyes.

Yet, as the age of computers dawned, it became clear that the “noise” in many natural systems wasn’t error at all, but held its own elusive underlying order. Love these kinds of books. I finally picked up my own copy a caks weeks ago. Or could it be that the key to end this madness is som Chaos. Ashish Singh Not to the extent that you will miss the point. Explore the Home Gift Guide. I see the poetry of constant motion and evolution everywhere and I can feel the science of Chaos intuitively gleivk I cos my long walks.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I imagine this is something felt also by Gleick, one of the top tier science writers out there. Feb 21, Victoire rated it it was amazing. It is pop-science and definitely has its place. The reading pleasure and the hero worship of these daredevils is transient after all. Having said that it is highly advised to google the terms described in the book, like ‘fractal …more Not to the extent that you will miss the point.

A mathematician turned meteorologist, Edward Lorenz, builds a “toy weather” on what’s still a fairly early computer in the early s, and in working with the parameters, concludes that long-term weather forecasting is doomed–a simple deterministic system is producing unpredictable results.


Mar 25, Lemar rated it it csos amazing Shelves: However there were many sections that bored me and aperiodic jumps in his focus that left me lost a bit.

English Choose a language for shopping. Much of what the first generation of chaos scientists did is incredibly easy to demonstrate jaames a laptop computer today–but most of these chaos pioneers were working with handheld calculators, mainframe computers with dump terminals and limited and unreliable access for something so peripheral to the institution’s perceived mission, computers whose only output device was a plotter.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Share your thoughts jsmes other glleick. Maybe those should have been the first two chapters. He floats too far above the actual science and complexity.

Quote John Hubbard “Many other scientists began to apply the formalisms of chaos to research in artificial intelligence. I really do like popular science books, particularly if they are well written, relatively easy to follow and don’t leave me feeling like I’ve been looking over an abyss for hours.

A mathematic This book, over two decades old now, is one of the great classics of science jamds. Maybe I should have, given how popular he made the subject. Open Preview See a Problem? Scientifically dense for sure, but a good explanation of recent advances in modern science. Refresh and try again. Pero es inevitable por otra parte no maravillarse cuando se observa por primera al hombre de Mandelbrot.

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Views Read Edit View history. One of the compelling features of the chaos story is that this scientific breakthrough wasn’t a physics, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, or biology breakthrough; it was all of them. Mitchell Feigenbaum, a theoretical physicist at Los Alamos in the hames seventies, and two other scientists working together independently of him, are working on the problem of turbulence and.