Chaos

Chaos : Making a New Science

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Chaos brings together work in the field of chaos theory, an extension of classical mechanics, in which simple and complex causes are seen to interact. Mathematics may only be able to solve simple linear equations which experiment has pushed nature into obeying in a limited way, but now that computers can map the whole plane of solutions of non-linear equations a new vision of nature is revealed. The implications are staggeringly universal in all areas of scientific work and philosophical thought.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 26mm | 240.4g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Ill.(some col.).
  • 0749386061
  • 9780749386061
  • 22,402

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Completely accessible to the lay person, with no knowledge of maths or science needed, this history of the new discipline of chaos is a wonderful opportunity to get an insight into science in the making. (Kirkus UK)

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"Fascinating... Almost every paragraph contains a jolt" New York Times "Highly entertaining...a startling look at newly discovered universal laws" Chicago Tribune

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About James Gleick

James Gleick was born in New York City and graduated from Harvard College. For ten years he was an editor at the New York Times. Chaos: Making a New Science was a 1987 National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee, and has been translated into eighteen languages. His most recent book is Genius: Richard Feynman and modern physics. He lives in New York with his wife and their son.

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