Making A New Science
Gleick, James (Book - 2008 )
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The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick that reveals the science behind chaos theory National bestseller More than a million copies sold A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary edition of James Gleick's groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a whole new readership to chaos theory, one of the most significant waves of scientific knowledge in our time. From Edward Lorenz's discovery of the Butterfly Effect, to Mitchell Feigenbaum's calculation of a universal constant, to Benoit Mandelbrot's concept of fractals, which created a new geometry of nature, Gleick's engaging narrative focuses on the key figures whose genius converged to chart an innovative direction for science. In Chaos ,Gleick makes the story of chaos theory not only fascinating but also accessible to beginners, and opens our eyes to a surprising new view of the universe.
Authors: Gleick, James
Title: Chaos
making a new science
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, c2008
Edition: 20th anniversary ed
Characteristics: xiii, 360 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: James Gleick
Contents: The butterfly effect
Life's ups and downs
A geometry of nature
Strange attractors
The experimenter
Images of chaos
The dynamical systems collective
Inner rhythms
Chaos and beyond
ISBN: 9780143113454
Branch Call Number: 003.857 G556c 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-347) and index
Subject Headings: Chaotic behavior in systems
Topical Term: Chaotic behavior in systems
LCCN: 2009285057
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