## From Order to Chaos: Essays : Critical, Chaotic and Otherwise"World Scientific has made available a collection of Leo's reviews, essays columns and commentaries which is a feast in several senses: the strategy and tactics of science, the science itself, the history of several important developments in science, and as a bonus a beautifully illustrated collection of essays on computational science. The average reader may find this, the final section of the book, most interesting, but for me the account of his discovery of scaling, for which, inexplicably, he did not receive the Nobel prize, is most intriguing. Leo's combination of verve, frankness and insight makes this a very good read".P W AndersonPrinceton Univ".Publication of this volume will be very useful, especially for young readers. The papers disseminated over many journals acquire a new quality by being collected together. Readers not only can see a result in its final form, but also can trace its evolution".J Fluid Mechanics, 1994"The book is an invaluable source of information and inspiration ona variety of important problems in modern physics".EMS, 1999 |

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### Contents

The Worlds of Science | 1 |

From Level to Level | 7 |

The ElectronPhonon Interaction in Normal and Superconducting | 64 |

Wave Function Fluctuations in Finite Superconductors 29 | 100 |

G Disorder Variables and ParaFermions in TwoDimensional | 134 |

Pluses and Minuses 115 | 149 |

On the Joys of Creation | 157 |

Scaling Laws for Ising Models Near Tc 22 | 165 |

An Examination | 328 |

Public Policy Conclusions from Urban Growth Models 46 | 336 |

A Simulation Model of Urban Labor Markets | 343 |

The Big the Bad and the Beautiful 127 | 378 |

Questions without Answers | 385 |

Roads to Chaos 93 | 391 |

A View of Complexity in the Physical Sciences 113 | 399 |

Investigations of | 430 |

Theory and Experiment 26 | 175 |

Transport Coefficients Near Critical Points 30 | 212 |

Critical Behavior Universality and Scaling 39 | 222 |

Scaling Universality and Operator Algebras 54 | 240 |

Teaching the Renormalization Group 62 | 274 |

Scaling and Universality in Statistical Physics 135 | 280 |

Models and Arguments | 297 |

Results of a Forced | 439 |

Wheres the Physics 110 | 454 |

Complex Analytic Methods for Viscous Flows in Two Dimensions 107 | 484 |

On Complexity 119 | 516 |

Turbulence dans une Boite 147 | 528 |

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