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I purchased a copy of this book while in college, read it, found it interesting and then placed it on the shelf. After five years I picked it up and gained new insight. At the ten year mark I did the same thing. Within five years of leaving college I had moved into the software performance engineering discipline. The insights from this book on the chaotic nature of the behavior of user populations has been quite insightful when examining the behavior of end user systems and modeling the behavior for performance testing efforts. I would recommend this book heartily to anyone who is looking for more insights into natural systems and how to examine and model the behavior of such systems for analysis. 

Review: Chaos: The Making of a New Science

User Review  - Nicholas Teague - Goodreads

Popular science writing such as this is best served as a companion to actual research / technical papers. For example is was fun to read this book's chapter on Mandelbroit so soon after reading his ... Read full review

Review: Chaos: The Making of a New Science

User Review  - Joaquin - Goodreads

Really solid introduction to chaos theory, acting more as a series of biographies that connect different areas of research together. I didn't find the book inspiring though, rather it was informative ... Read full review

Review: Chaos: The Making of a New Science

User Review  - Ladiibbug - Goodreads

Non-Fiction This 20 year old anniversary edition of a Pulitzer Prize nominated book. Wanting to read more about The Butterfly Effect, researching led me to this highly scientific, extremely detailed ... Read full review

Review: Chaos: The Making of a New Science

User Review  - Angus Mcfarlane - Goodreads

A different angle.... Historically, chaos has been seen as the domain where evil has overcome good, that the well being of the universe has been upset, that the divine power/s are not in control of ... Read full review

Review: Chaos: The Making of a New Science

User Review  - John Buchanan - Goodreads

Chaos theory for the layperson. Read full review

Review: Chaos: The Making of a New Science

User Review  - Craig Penrose - Goodreads

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

Review: Chaos: The Making of a New Science

User Review  - Matt Mayevsky - Goodreads

Book for persistents. Interdisciplinary journey to the sources of chaos theory. For me, the greatest discovery in this book and at the same time the greatest inspiration is an attractor. Read full review

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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Kinda dated now that it's so widely accepted; history of the theory of chaos. Read full review

Review: Chaos: The Making of a New Science

User Review  - Khalid Khan - Goodreads

Butterflies flapping wings to trigger thunderstorms across thr world. Chaos challenges the world of predictable causation...this book does a fantastic job of making the new world of chaos accessible to everyone. Read full review

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