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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: Making a New Science

User Review  - Stephen Davis - Goodreads

Layman's introduction to the theory of Chaos. Shows how chaos comes from processes which change over time by providing easy to understand examples like weather, and the beating heart. While showing ... Read full review

Review: Chaos: Making a New Science

User Review  - Davyd Gosselin - Goodreads

It is a bold book on a chaotic subject! I liked the accessible science and especially appreciated the illustrations. For example, the "waterwheel" summarized Chaos Theory for the layman. I would recommend the book for anyone curious about the subject. Read full review

Review: Chaos: Making a New Science

User Review  - Chris Leuchtenburg - Goodreads

Brilliant journey through the various sciences affected by the realization that some systems are fundamentally chaotic, one of the most important discoveries of the twentieth century. Our world is not ... Read full review

Review: Chaos: Making a New Science

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

Super interesting and eye-opening. The author tries to make it as accessible as possible, but there's some hardcore theory going on here... Read full review

Review: Chaos: Making a New Science

User Review  - Cheong Cheng Wen - Goodreads

A brief survey of the basic principles behind the science of chaos and the significance of its emergence.The book sings necessary praises to the scientists involved and vividly describes how each of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Very enjoyable, accessible (no math) history of the development of nonlinear systems theory and how it has affected a variety of fields. Read full review

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