Chaos: Making a New Science is a debut non-fiction book by James Gleick that initially introduced the principles and early development of the chaos theory to. Caos: GLEICK JAMES: Books – Title, Caos Osservatorio straniero. Author, James Gleick. Publisher, Rizzoli, ISBN, , Length, pages. Subjects. Science.

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Giving such beautiful accounts of the whol The last month has been quite interesting thanks to both Chaos and Sync. If you haven’t studied science When reading science books, it’s difficult to know whether what you’re reading is current or not.

Ashish Singh Not to the extent that you will miss the point. Gleick’s way of telling the stories makes the reader share in the wonder and incredulity of each gleeick as he stumbled upon this hitherto unguessed truth of nature. I finally picked up my own copy a couple weeks ago. They overlap quite a lot, but now I know all the pioneers in this field!

I did lift the Mandelbrot set equation from the book, and went on to developed a computer program which produce fractal art with it. Chaos, gleeick concept, is tleick explained in terms of a butterfly flapping its wings in one part of the world, which tips some indescribable balance, leading to rain falling in another part of the gleeick.

He shows you pictures and dances around the pools of chaos and clouds of complexity, but never actually puts the reader INTO the churning water or shoots the bleick into energized, cumuliform heaps. His narrative is compelling, yes, the stories are interesting, sure, but he doesn’t grab the central characters as well as a new journalist like John McPhee does. Still, a whole lot more could have been done to illustrate the application and implications of the subject.

Some of the images were actually shown in juried art shows. The last chapter was incomprehensible hippie mysticism, then the book just ended leaving me wondering what the whole point was. The most interesting chapters were the final two, about the possible application to physiology and then a summary of the concept. This is a book for an advanced HS senior or an average college Freshman. That being said, this felt like a good introduction gelick the early history of scientists’ efforts to understand and explain nonlinear systems and the apparent chaotic behavior observed gleicl natural and man-made systems.


And this ultimately was the real achievement of Gleick in writing Chaos – He manages to convey to us that this is the first foray of science into the realm of art – not just of explaining art caks of being art. PaperbackFirst Editionpages. A wonderful guide through what would ordinarily be a very difficult and frightening landscape. Mitchell Feigenbaum, a theoretical physicist at Los Alamos in the early seventies, and two other glleick working together independently of him, are working on the problem of turbulence and.

Having grown up with a computer, I found most points argued in this book painfully obvious common sense. The few things that kept being used as examples were the motion of water in a stream fluid dynamicsor air tubulence.

It seems to me like this book represents a time in history before people had gotten accustom to handling complexity and information theory in computers. Feb 21, Victoire rated it it was amazing. Because of this book, and the many delights that have followed, I am a lover of popular science writing. As bonus, a s-era afterward in the audiobook provides a brief update of progress in cqos areas since the book’s original publication, and some thoughts on its cultural impact.

Reading Chaos will teach you that the world is neat and messy, predictable and unpredictable. The result is neither interesting nor informative. Maybe those should have been the first two chapters.

There is infinite “space” for possibilities within the finite categorical “area” of chocol Reading Chaos will teach you that the world is neat and messy, predictable and unpredictable. James Gleick born August 1, is an American author, journalist, and biographer, whose books explore the cultural ramifications of science and technology.

The amazing pictures and illustrations and the quotes accompanying each chapter all add to the feeling of reading an art text book rather than a science book.

As fascinating as the material is most of it, anywaythe typical reader will get tired of it when he or she still has 80 pages left to go. It’s a case study in political factions and egos, sometimes cooperation and always wonder at seeing the world in a new way. In that dissipation new forms are born.

Making a new Science. The reading pleasure and the hero worship of these daredevils is transient after all. Nov 08, Gendou rated it it was ok Shelves: For new doctoral students, there were no mentors in chaos theory, no jobs, no journals devoted to chaos theory. However, these two books are quite exciting! And maybe, just maybe highly doubtful!! The content consists of a few badly written half-biographies, a few pretty pictures and vignettes of science, and no worthwhile mathematics whatsoever.


This could have been because back when it was written a lot of researchers assumed the applicability of chaos theory to any thing that smelled of it.

A Chronicle from the Electronic Frontier, Pantheon. And this is the greatest gift of the book.

Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick

I’m moving the rating up a bit after my re-read on audio because it wasn’t that bad, although I still think it’s a bit overrated. Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly.

The feedback loops in these systems would magnify initial discrepancies over caks, but they would also perform a sort of self-correction, giving rise to repeated patterns and patterns-within-patterns — similar, like the shape of clouds, but never exactly the same. If I had the time, I’d like to run the calculations myself, as they seem within the reach of anyone with a laptop.

Caos La Creacion De Una Ciencia

Physics books caoe Popular science books Chaos theory. Gleick’s essays charting the growth of the Internet included the “Fast Forward” column on technology in the New York Times Magazine from to and formed the basis of his book What Just Happened.

Feb 05, Brad Lyerla rated it it was ok. Preview — Chaos by James Gleick. Gosh, I was rather rude about this one, wasn’t I? To ask other readers questions about Chaosplease sign up. Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos–the seemingly random patterns that characterise many natural phenomena. Making a New Cqos is a debut non-fiction glfick by James Gleick that initially introduced the principles and early development of the chaos theory to the public.