Chaos: Making a New Science

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Viking, 1987 - Science - 352 pages
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The author describes how scientists studying the growth of complexity in nature are discovering order and pattern in chaos. He explains concepts such as nonlinearity, the Butterfly Effect, universal constants, fractals, and strange attractors, and examines the work of scientists such as Mitchell J. Feigenbaum, Edward Lorenz, and Benoit Mandelbrot.

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Good semi-layman overview of Chaos theory - Goodreads
General introduction to chaos. - Goodreads
Such insight and engaging. - Goodreads
Gleick is a fabulous writer. - Goodreads
Pretty pictures, too. - Goodreads
Great introduction to chaos theory and it's history. - Goodreads
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Great groundbreaking book introducing chaos, with fractals, strange attractors, the Butterfly Effect, and much more!
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I enjoyed this book, I am glad I read it. I comprehended less than I would have liked, but it is a testament to the author that he kept my interest peaked. Perhaps being able to understand the word ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
Revolution
33
A revolution in seeing Pendulum clocks space balls and playground
53
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

He wrote the worldwide bestseller Chaos, which was nominated for the National Book Award. He was the 1990 McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University.

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