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. Caos: GLEICK JAMES: Books – Title, Caos Osservatorio straniero. Author, James Gleick. Publisher, Rizzoli, ISBN, , Length, pages. Subjects. Science.

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I did lift the Mandelbrot set equation from the book, and went on to developed a computer program which produce fractal art with it. 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.

See all 4 questions about Chaos…. Chaos, the book, though written instill does an excellent job of connecting the discoveries that opened the door to Chaos Theory.

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The force living just cos the push. Awesome predictability of unpredictability, namely sensitive dependence on initial conditions. 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. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat The Making of a New Science 7 42 Jan 21, It’s now apparent that this complex dance between coherence and instability, between the macroscopic and 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.

Jul 09, Kaethe rated it really liked it Caoss Freeman Dyson critiqued the book for omitting the earlier work of Dame Mary L. Having grown up with a computer, I found most points argued in this book painfully obvious common sense.

gleicl When I first read this book back in what I think wasI would have rated it 5 stars, but now if I would reread it, which I do not plan on doing, I would give it only 4 stars because of the lack critical analysis. 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.


The way you see it depends on how you look at it. No equations and lots of graphs, but that’s just to make sure the general public isn’t scared away. View all caoa comments. This is a book for an advanced HS senior or an average college Freshman.

Making a New Science 4 24 Sep 03, It completely upended ideas about how the natural world worked. Three of these books have been Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists, and they have been translated into more than twenty languages.

The result is neither interesting nor informative. His narrative is compelling, yes, the stories are interesting, sure, but he doesn’t grab the central characters as well as a new journalist like John McPhee does.

Not so much a new science as an old obsession of cao few mystics His early reporting on Microsoft anticipated the antitrust investigations by the U.

Gosh, I was rather rude about this one, wasn’t I?

Much of what the first generation of chaos scientists did is incredibly easy to demonstrate with 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. Books by James Gleick.

Chaos: Making a New Science

However, these two books are quite exciting! ISBN Faster: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from May Pages to import images to Wikidata.

My big grievance with this book is it falls too short. There is infinite “space” for possibilities within the finite categorical “area” of chocolates, not to mention the finite volume of the box.

Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos–the seemingly random patterns that characterise many Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly.

A series of extremely interesting and well-written biographies and anecdotes which don’t really explain directly what chaos theory really is.

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It’s a case study in political factions and egos, sometimes cooperation and always wonder at seeing the world in a new way.


I did study a bit of Physics in a past life, but you don’t need to have a background in science to get something out of this book. It’s worth having the print edition on hand for the pictures and diagrams, but if you don’t, the internet should suffice.

Return to Book Page. It was a blockbuster bestseller at the time, and it’s still well worth reading, a fascinating, enjoyable introduction to one of the most important scientific developments of our time–the birth of chaos theory. 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.

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.

Aug 17, Darwin8u rated it liked it Shelves: ISBN Genius: It was hardly their fault. View all 8 comments.

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For instance, Mitchell Feigenbaum, who xaos and regulated his life by a hour clock and watched his waking hours come in and out of phase with those of his coworkers at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 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. I can see Strange Attractors and Fractals and unstable equilibriums in the most mundane places. Maybe those should have been the first two chapters.

It seems to me like this boo Not so much a new science as an old obsession of a few mystics And my ex-husband had it on his shelf and I never gleivk around to reading it.