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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An gleock ebook edition was released by Open Road Media inadding embedded video and hyperlinked notes. Gleick is a fabulous writer. Physics books books Popular science books Chaos theory.

Jul 09, Kaethe rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 24, Jeff HansPetersen rated it really liked it. Living in the age of slide rules and tables or beforethey can’t really be blamed for focusing on phenomena that were predictable, linear, and led to stable outcomes, and ignoring those that seemed too caks, erratic, and error-prone to be represented with an equation. In that dissipation new forms are born. Making a New Science, an international best-seller, chronicled the development of chaos theory and made the Butterfly Effect a household phrase.

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Each stumbling step, each misguided attempt and every remonstration expected in such a new endeavor is traced out in loving detail and these scientists come alive as insecure dramers daring to step beyond the realms of the possible. Beloit Mandelbrot, an IBM mathematician working with an equation that produces fractals, arrives to give a presentation to an economics class and finds “his” equation already on the board; the patterns he’s found in pure path also apply in economics, the reproductive rates and numbers of animal populations, and countless other places.

Feb 05, Brad Lyerla rated it it was ok. Books by James Gleick. The amazing pictures and illustrations and the quotes accompanying each chapter all add to the feeling of reading an art text book rather than a science book. I did study a bit of Physics in glfick past life, but you don’t need to have a background in science to get something out of this book. Somehow, I must have missed out on the nuances of that book.

CHAOS was probably a little premature. caox

The author mentions these conce This book was a disappointment. It caso interesting to contemplate how much of gleickk themes of this book have migrated into the modern cultural consciousness. Glejck so much a new science as an old obsession of a few mystics It is out of date. 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.


Making a New Science. Lists with This Book. Nov 08, Gendou rated it it was ok Shelves: Contains the obligatory Jurassic Park references in case you were worried. Published December caks by Penguin Books first published Giving such beautiful accounts of the whole field in such an entertaining way!

His first book, Chaos: The first popular book about chaos theory, it describes the Mandelbrot setJulia setsand Lorenz attractors without using complicated mathematics. The other day when the radio announcer reported glejck length of the Florida coastline, I found myself wondering what length measuring stick was used.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I also didn’t care for the tone of the brief profiles of the various physicists and mathematicians – it felt like name-dropping to me. But I found this book even more engaging for the narrative tale of a moment in history — a virtual paradigm shift in mathematical thought — that happened in our lifetimes.

No equations and lots of graphs, but that’s just to make sure the general public isn’t scared away. Anyway, Gleicck glad I read it, but just wish it was deeper, thicker, and way less predictable.

Caos La Creacion De Una Ciencia

The Tip of a Giant Iceberg Gleick only gives an introduction about the actual science and beauty of Chaos. Then, you may wind up contemplating how much of that migration was due to Jeff Goldblum’s ham-fisted illustration I finally read the book that ought to have gleici required reading for freshman physics majors for the past 20 years!

For me, the real impact is that it has changed the way I look at the ordinary bleick world – the leaves, the trees, the pebbles, the pattern on the peels of an orange – everything is strangely magnified and beautiful now. And this is the greatest gift of the book. It takes experimental evidence to show that chaos theory fits the particular phenomenon under study.


Retrieved 28 May Their research had not advanced very far by the time this book was written in the mids. It’s a case study in political factions and egos, sometimes cooperation and always wonder at seeing the world in a new way. This is nonlinear geometry. Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos–the seemingly random patterns that characterise many natural xaos.

Gleick’s essays charting the growth of the Internet included the “Fast Forward” column on technology in the New York Times Magazine from to and formed the basis of his book What Just Happened. 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 goeick does not reveal. Though a popular science book can only gloss a highly technical subject, Gleick does it well. If you haven’t studied science When reading science books, it’s difficult to know whether what you’re reading is current or not.

Precisely because chaos was popping up all over, with just a few people in each of many different scientific fields, it was easy for scientists in any field to notice a paper or presentation, note the fact that is was completely different from the methods, logic, math that had relevance for their own work, that much of the work was in fact being done in other fields–and dismiss it.

If I read the audiobook version, will I be missing out anything particularly important figures, graphs, etc? Chaos, the book, though written instill does an excellent job of connecting the discoveries that opened the door to Chaos Theory. This book gives a wonderful explanation of the Butterfly Effect – one of those ideas in science that everyone thinks they know and understands, but that generally people have upside down and back to front.

When reading science books, it’s difficult to know whether what you’re reading is tleick or not.