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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See scan of actual books being offered. When the first sentence of a chapter tells you that so-and-so showed up at the front door of someone’s lab, I like to know who that person is and why he might be there fairly quickly, not 10 pages later. Making a New Sciencereported the development of the new science of chaos and complexity. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Gleick’s way of telling the stories makes the reader share in the wonder and incredulity of each pioneer as he stumbled upon this hitherto unguessed truth of nature. However, Gleick gave proof how a new science could be created from just a simple, nonlinear equation.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I really do like popular science books, particularly if they are well written, relatively easy to follow and don’ I did study a bit of Physics in a past life, but you don’t need to have a background in science to get something out of this book. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat You could not put the book down believing you now understand chaos theory, but you should have a better idea of its relevance, basic tenets, and, most importantly, where to look for a more focused examination.


Feb 23, Ami Iida rated it really liked it Shelves: I imagine this is something felt also by Gleick, one of the top tier science writers out there.

Giving such beautiful accounts of the whole field in such an entertaining way! I’m just not smart enough to get it. It’s quite the testament to how far modern scientific advances have come. I enjoyed this investigation of the order underlying what we perceive as disorder, especially fractals. El vendedor asume toda la responsabilidad de este anuncio. Anyway, I’m glad I read it, but just wish it was deeper, thicker, and way less predictable.

Puedes ahorrar tiempo y dinero si lo compras ahora. PaperbackFirst Editionpages. After Lorenz, dozens of other scientists based their experiments off of his work and studied turbulence, dimensions, liquids, even life itself.

It has been quite an exciting ride over these few weeks discovering this phenomenon. Three of these books have been Jamfs Prize and National Book Award finalists, and they have been translated into more than twenty languages. 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. This is a lot of 2 books by bestselling author, James Gleick: Jamrs can no longer be ignored.

Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos–the seemingly random patterns jzmes characterise many Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. It came too early which is reflected in the imprecision and shallow quality of Glieck discussion, which can be frustratingly confusing at times.

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In fairness, there was a long gap where I put this book down after having read the first half, so I recognize that I lost the continuity of the narrative. But The Information is my favorite so far. As another criticism, I think that Gleick is too enamoured with the idea of the scientist as hero this is hardly a new observationbut that may just reflect its age. View all 4 comments.


Bits in the Ether. That is probably one of the reasons it did so well. Gleick was elected president of the Authors Guild in Ashish Singh Not to the extent that you will miss the point. It is important not just in physics glfick mathematics, but astronomy, climatology, biology, even economics. But I found this book even more engaging for the narrative tale of a moment in history — a virtual paradigm shift in mathematical thought — caks happened in our lifetimes.

When reading science books, it’s difficult to know whether what you’re reading is current or not. This is how Gleick decided to begin his bestselling novel. In the words of Douglas Hofstadter, “It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order -and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order. To ask other gpeick questions about Chaosplease sign up.

James Gleick born August 1, is an American author, journalist, and biographer, whose books explore the cultural ramifications of science and technology. Reading Chaos will teach you that the world is neat and messy, predictable and unpredictable.

Chaos: Making a New Science

Most items are shipped by US Postal Service. Preview — Caos by James Gleick. Overall, I did enjoy the book and will probably watch bleick more by this author.

He calls Smale and Mandelbrot ” the end of the reductionist program in science “. Jul 18, Steven Williams rated it really liked it. Monto de la oferta: