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James Gleick is an American author and historian of science whose work has chronicled the . E Notes. ^ Doctorow, Cory (March 24, ). “James Gleick’s tour-de-force: The Information, a natural history of information theory”. Boing Boing. Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. In Chaos, James Gleick, a former. Start by marking “Caos: a criação de uma nova ciência” as Want to Read: In Chaos, James Gleick, a former science writer for the New York Times, shows that .

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The Life and Science of Richard Feynman. There are newer books on the subject but none better for us lay people. Do you stand at the microwave for that minute and a half? This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Also, the diagrams are poor by contemporary standards: Making a New Science.

Like Gleick’s more recent book, The InformationChaos offers as much insight into how scientific theories develop as insight into the theories themselves. I really do like popular science books, particularly if they are well written, relatively easy to follow and don’t leave me feeling like I’ve been looking over an abyss for hours. I’ll admit to skimming here and there, and the content development stops with its 80s publication date — but still worth the read if you’re interested in chaos and want an intro point.

Piacevole introduzione alla nascita delle linee di ricerca sul caos nei vari ambiti biologia, fisica, matematica, meteorologia, It has been quite an exciting ride over these few weeks discovering this phenomenon. One of the compelling features of the chaos story is that this scientific breakthrough wasn’t a physics, mathematics, chemistry, astronomy, or biology breakthrough; it was all of them.


That being said, this felt like a good introduction to the early history of scientists’ efforts to understand and explain nonlinear systems and the apparent chaotic behavior observed in natural and man-made systems.

Chaos theory started with Poincare’s investigation into the three-body problem when he realized that no exact formula exists beyond Newton’s differential equations for making predictions of the three body problem.

All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from May Pages to import images to Wikidata. And also, I’ve learned way more than I ever did in school.

Caos: a criação de uma nova ciência

Puedes ahorrar tiempo y dinero si lo compras ahora. Love these kinds of books. To ask other readers questions about Caosplease sign up. It is important not just in physics or mathematics, but astronomy, climatology, biology, even economics. Retrieved 28 May Gleick’s writing style has been described as a combination of gleik mind, magpie-styled research and explanatory verve.

Chaos: Making a New Science

I had to stare at them for a while before grokking the concept. However, the book was very hard to follow.

They hit my brain and gelick and keep spinning forever. It is out of date. ISBN Genius: The experimenter has to muster graduate students, cajole machinists, flatter lab assistants.

It’s not what I was looking for, but exactly what I expected, and a complete layperson could realistically enjoy it. Recursion and eerie underlying order and initial factors setting things off and there’s, like, no way free will exists.

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Books by James Gleick. Aug 17, Darwin8u rated it liked it Shelves: Retrieved 14 June Yet, as the age of computers dawned, it became clear that the “noise” in many natural systems wasn’t error at all, but held its own elusive underlying order. Having grown up with a computer, I found most points argued in this book painfully obvious common sense. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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In a complex system, the most minuscule change in initial conditions leads to drastic or unpredictable changes in the output.

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There’s not enough math for my liking and too much rambling about the scientists rather than what they actually did. The spontaneous emergence of self-organization ought to be part of physics. Mass Market Paperback4pages. His early reporting on Microsoft anticipated the antitrust investigations by the U.

It is a breezy history of two decades ajmes mostly disconnected work done by a number of different researchers in cos divergent areas of science. I learned some things, even if just at a very high level, that gave me new outlooks on science.

Three of these books have been Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalists, and they have been translated into more than twenty languages. Making a New Science. Oct 25, Bruce rated jamea it was ok Shelves: Precisely because chaos was popping up gleidk over, with just a few people in each of many different scientific fields, it was easy for scientists in any field to notice a paper or presentation, note the fact that is was completely different from the methods, logic, math that had relevance for their own work, that much of the work was in fact being done in other fields–and dismiss it.

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