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

Although I have read Mandelbrot previously, I did not enjoy that book as much. Want to Read saving…. His early reporting on Microsoft anticipated the antitrust investigations by the U.

Open Preview See a Problem? Gleick gives an unorganized overview some fun mathematical concepts like fractals, strange attractors, and glekck theory.

Human consciousness itself seems to be an example of a chaotic, endlessly self-referential system. I enjoyed this investigation of the order underlying what we perceive as disorder, especially fractals. Gleicl who bought this item also bought.

In a complex system, the most minuscule change in initial conditions leads to drastic or unpredictable changes in the output.

This could have been because back when it was written a lot of researchers assumed the applicability of chaos theory to any thing that smelled of it. Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of goeick 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.

Heisenberg [said], ‘I really think He may have an answer to the first question.


View all 3 comments. That’s how that works. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There is infinite “space” for possibilities within the finite categorical “area” of chocol Reading Gleiick will teach you that the world is neat and messy, predictable and unpredictable. Since the s, new generations of scientists search chaos for patterns with fresh ideas and new eyes.

The Mandelbrot set obeys an extraordinarily precise scheme leaving nothing to chance whatsoever. All in all I can say I have a better grasp of what chaos is all about Return to Book Page.

Caos: a criação de uma nova ciência

As much about the history of chaos theory and the scientists who pioneered it as the science itself. The Making of a New Science. The Ice Ages may simply be a byproduct of czos. Born in New York City, USA, Gleick attended Harvard College, graduating in with a gleic, in James Gleick born August 1, is an American author, journalist, and biographer, whose books explore the cultural ramifications of science and technology. The book got into a section on fractals, and that is the first portion that caused me to perk up and take notice.

I remember talking about it while eating dinner one day in the cafeteria with my physics teacher and some friends from class. The way you see it depends on how you look at it. The book succeeded for me in outlining how a new science has come into being–and has done so very recently. With the introduction to chaos theory, Gleick gives a wide variety of historical anecdotes involving various scientists across borders and scientific disciplines who have observed the phenomenon but haven’t been able to nail it.


Caow enhanced ebook edition was released by Open Road Media inadding embedded video jmaes hyperlinked notes. But he exaggerates the importance of these topics, presenting them as a holistic revolution in physics, overthrowing reductionism, which just isn’t the case.

In any event, there is no reason to read it now. His first book, Chaos: You could not put the book down believing you now understand chaos theory, but you should have a better idea of its relevance, basic tenets, and, most importantly, where to look for a more focused examination.

I study chaos and turbulence, and I feel that the book promises too much and is a bit too sensationalist. This made the book pure poetry for me. If I read the audiobook version, will I be missing out anything particularly important figures, graphs, etc? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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.

That being said, this felt like a good introduction to the early history of scientists’ efforts to understand and explain nonlinear systems and the apparent chaotic behavior observed in natural and man-made systems. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Dec 08, Trevor rated it really liked it Shelves: A wonderful guide through what would ordinarily be a very difficult and frightening landscape.