Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick

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Read Chaos: Making a New Science Online Free - Chaos records the birth of a new science. This new science offers a way of seeing order and pattern where formerly only the random, the erratic, the unpredictable—in short, the chaotic—had been observed. In the words of Douglas Hofstadter, “It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order—and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.”

Although highly mathematical in origin, chaos is a science of the everyday world, addressing questions every child has wondered about: how clouds form, how smoke rises, how water eddies in a stream.

Chaos is a history of discovery. It chronicles, in the words of the scientists themselves, their conflicts and frustrations, their emotions and moments of revelation. After reading Chaos, you will never look at the world in quite the same way again.

Title : Chaos: Making a New Science
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ISBN : 0140092501
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Riku rated it ★★★★★

January 18, 2014

Chaos: The Tip of a Giant Iceberg Gleick only gives an introduction about the actual science and beauty of Chaos. Instead he focusses on giving a poetic account of the scientists who first stumbled on it -- and their great surprise and their struggles form the narrative crux of the book. While some...

مــــــروة rated it ★★★☆☆

January 07, 2014

لم أبدأ الكتاب إلا بعد نصيحة من أحد مُراجعي الكتاب على الموقع، ينصح من ليس له باع في الرياضيات بألا يخاف من الإقدام على قراءته ويعده بالكثير من الحماس! حسناً، يمكنني القول أنني لم أفهم أكثر من نصف ما جاء في الكتاب، فالكتاب يعج بتجارب فيزيائية ومبادئ رياضية عجزت عن تصورها .. ربما بحكم بعد دراستي عن...

Darwin8u rated it ★★★☆☆

February 26, 2016

"The future is disorder." ― Tom Stoppard, Arcadia “The unpredictable and the predetermined unfold together to make everything the way it is.” ― Tom Stoppard, Arcadia Half of what draws me to physics, to theory, to Feynman and Fermat, to Wittgenstein and Weber, is the energy that boils beyond the the...

Hadrian rated it ★★★☆☆

January 18, 2014

A series of extremely interesting and well-written biographies and anecdotes which don't really explain directly what chaos theory really is. No equations and lots of graphs, but that's just to make sure the general public isn't scared away. Still, Gleick conveys the 'appeal' of chaos theory, or a...

Lis rated it ★★★★★

September 13, 2011

This book, over two decades old now, is one of the great classics of science popularization. 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 t...

Ian19 rated it ★★★★☆

September 19, 2013

Reading Chaos will teach you that the world is neat and messy, predictable and unpredictable. The way you see it depends on how you look at it. For instance, the discussion of fractals will show you that there can be infinite space within a finite area. So, while you know when you reach into...

Trevor rated it ★★★★☆

December 08, 2007

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 sounds terribly difficult, but really it isn't. This book gives a wonderful explanation of the Butterfly Effect - one of those ideas in science that everyone think...

hayatem rated it ★★★★★

September 03, 2016

( نظرية الكايوس أو الشواش)-تعد أحد أهم الثورات العلمية في القرن العشرين والعلم الحديث. اذ تعتبر ثالث أهم نظرية بعد النسبية لآينشتاين والنظرية الكمومية( ميكانيكا الكم). اشتهرت النظرية باسم «أثر جناح الفراشة» الذي راج أولاً في أوساط خبراء الطقس- و تقول أن رفة جناح فراشة فوق بيجينغ تستطيع أن تغير نظا...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

May 17, 2014

When reading science books, it's difficult to know whether what you're reading is current or not. Gleick's book was first published in 1987, so I imagine by now there have been many developments and modifications to the ideas and theories presented here. That being said, this felt like a good int...

HBalikov rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2008

The greatest discoveries of the 20th Century physics include Relativity Theory, Quantum Theory and Chaos Theory. Of the three, the only one that we can see and play with is chaos. From the flight patterns of flocks of birds, to heart arrhythmia, to stock market fluctuation to the coast of Alaska,...

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