Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order To Chaos And Complexity
Over the past two decades, no field of scientific inquiry has had a more striking impact across a wide array of disciplines–from biology to physics, computing to meteorology–than that known as chaos and complexity, the study of complex systems. Now astrophysicist John Gribbin draws on his expertise to explore, in prose that communicates not only the wonder but the substance of cutting-edge science, the principles behind chaos and complexity. He reveals the remarkable ways these two revolutionary theories have been applied over the last twenty years to explain all sorts of phenomena–from weather patterns to mass extinctions.
Grounding these paradigm-shifting ideas in their historical context, Gribbin also traces their development from Newton to Darwin to Lorenz, Prigogine, and Lovelock, demonstrating how–far from overturning all that has gone before–chaos and complexity are the triumphant extensions of simple scientific laws. Ultimately, Gribbin illustrates how chaos and complexity permeate the universe on every scale, governing the evolution of life and galaxies alike.
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Review: Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and ComplexityUser Review - Darko Doko - Goodreads
Life emerges right at the edge of chaos, love it! Read full review
Review: Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order to Chaos and ComplexityUser Review - Rich - Goodreads
Gribbin does a fantastic job guiding the reader through an often mind-bending theory, leaving the reader with a decent grasp of some very complex concepts. Some of the insights I've gained from this ... Read full review