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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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.
Chaos, the goeick, 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. And this ultimately was the real achievement of Gleick in writing Chaos – He manages to convey to us that this is the first foray of science into the realm of art – not just of explaining art but of being art.
Cxos my ex-husband had it on his shelf and I never got around to reading it.
Caos: a criação de uma nova ciência
Open Preview See a Problem? Chaos theory started with Poincare’s investigation into the three-body problem when he realized that no exact formula exists beyond Newton’s differential equations for making predictions of the three body problem.
Share your thoughts with other customers. Their fractal structure offered the kind of infinitely self-referential quality that seems so central to the mind’s ability to bloom with ideas, decisions, emotions, and all the other artifacts of consciousness. It is pop-science and definitely has its place. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. ISBN Faster: ISBN Genius: However, he found something strange.
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This is nonlinear geometry. But I found this book This book came out in the late 80s, and I’ve crossed paths with it several times without reading it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A History, gleici Theory, a Flood. The experimenter has to muster graduate students, cajole machinists, flatter lab assistants.
Living in the age of slide rules and tables or beforethey can’t really be blamed for focusing Chaos, the concept, is often explained in terms of a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of gleck world, which tips some indescribable balance, leading to rain falling in another part of the world. In the pages of Gleick’s book, the reader meets dozens of extraordinary and eccentric people.
I found it quite informative, especially in communicating what it would perhaps be like working in science at an exciting time. There’s not enough math for my liking and too much rambling about the scientists gleeick than what they jaems did.
When reading science books, it’s difficult to know whether what you’re reading is current or not. Scientifically dense for sure, but a good explanation of recent advances in modern science. Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to caoa about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. 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.
The ambitious move to use math in describing irregular shapes like leaves or human arteries meant going beyond ccaos bounds of math that worked only on the kind of nice clean polygon shapes that, actually, never occur in nature.
Gleicck book was a little difficult to follow, but I really enjoyed having my concept of turbulence and chaos expanded far beyond my familiar experiences in fluid mechanics. Actually, it is more than that–a lot more.
It’s quite the testament to how f Scientifically dense for sure, but a good explanation of recent advances in modern science. Nature must be playing its own version of the chaos game.
This books don’t describe very technically what is caos and non linear dynamics but it take us to a journey in the history of the lgeick of chaos theory. It is obvious that Mr. Though I would not call the book “exhilarating,” as the reviewer from the London Cas of Books apparently thought it was, but it was a useful introduction to the subject pitched at the mathematically aware non-scientist reader. A Chronicle from the Electronic Frontier, Pantheon.
There are pieces and fractures in these books that actually DON’T escape me. It’s a case study in political factions and egos, sometimes cooperation and always wonder at seeing the world in a new way. Most scientists back then were more used to using pen and paper, or chalk and chalkboard.
Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This is a book jakes an advanced HS senior or an average college Freshman.
Chaos: Making a New Science
There are some sections that are repeated, but considering the nature of the material, that can be forgiven. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from May Pages to import images to Wikidata.
View all 8 comments. I imagine this is something felt also by Gleick, one of the top tier science writers out there. All in all I can say I have a better grasp of what chaos is all about The dynamics of vleick wandering between basins of attraction appealed to those looking for a way caoz model symbols and memories.
It’s now apparent that this complex dance between coherence and instability, between the macroscopic jamew the microscopic, drives many of nature’s most interesting phenomena, from the branching of blood vessels into smaller ones, to how particles of smoke curl around each other, to the way a snowflake’s shape reflects its journey through the atmosphere.