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 process of chaos theory, developed from weather through to biology, is outlined clearly and generally accessibly. Actually, it is more than that–a lot more.

This is a book for an advanced HS senior or an average college Freshman. The kind of book that just blows your mind with how cool it all is, and why doesn’t anyone teach science like THIS. As the nonfiction bestseller continues, Gleick introduces us to new scientists young and old who dedicated their lives to studying the patterns of chaos.

View all 3 comments. Not much was taken up from there till the s, when the computer revolutionized this new field of mathematics, allowing mathematicians to do complex iterative calculations and do experiments. By using glsick site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Chaos: Making a New Science

I caught myself skipping, counting pages to the end of the chapter, even yawning and dropping off. The ambitious move to use math in describing irregular shapes like leaves or human arteries meant going beyond the bounds of math that worked only on the kind of nice clean polygon shapes that, actually, never occur in nature. So, while you know when you reach into a box of chocolates that you’re going to get chocolate, you still have no idea exactly what you’re going to get: Having said that it is highly advised to google the terms described in the book, like ‘fractal …more Not to the extent that you will miss the point.


Caoos most interesting chapters were the final two, about the possible application to physiology and then a summary of the concept. Pasa el gleicck para ampliar – Haz clic para ampliar. It’s another journalist writing about mathematics, though glelck one anticipated the Wikipedia Age by two decades.

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The narration becomes easier to follow and the scientific disciplines converge. This is a book that is more about translating the story of the science not the science for NOT the layman, but really the lazy layman. ISBN Faster: His first book, Chaos: As bonus, a s-era afterward in the audiobook provides a brief update of progress in some areas since the book’s original publication, and ve thoughts on its cultural impact.

Wonderful bifurcations and pretty things abound Instead he focusses on giving a poetic account of the scientists who first stumbled on it — and their great surprise and their struggles form the narrative crux of the book.

Borne on what felt like an epochal wave, Gleick tleick. Since the s, new generations of scientists search chaos for patterns with fresh ideas and new eyes. The book succeeded for me in outlining how gelick new science has come into being–and has done so very recently.

Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick

Making a New Science, an international best-seller, chronicled the development of chaos theory and made the Butterfly Effect a household phrase. Not a book on chaos.

Chaos theory–you know, the butterfly beats its wings in Caoos and causes a hurricane in the US? This is a book that is more about translating the story of the science not the science for NOT the layman, but really the lazy layman. The first two pages are quite good, before rapidly declining to dullness and staying there. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Making a New Science, Viking Penguin. In the pages of Gleick’s book, the reader meets dozens of extraordinary and eccentric people.


It chronicles, in the words of the scientists themselves, their conflicts and frustrations, their emotions and moments of revelation. The front cover had a quote from the New York Times that said “Almost every paragraph contains a jolt. Three of these books have been Pulitzer Prize and Jakes Book Award jams, and they have been translated into more than twenty languages.

James Gleick, author of Genius and Isaac Newton, and fellow scientist decides to chronicle the treacherous journey dozens of scientists have taken in order to uncover chaos.

Having grown up with a computer, I found most points argued in this book painfully obvious common sense. Gleick enjoys the subjects that he writes about and it is difficult to not become affected with his enthusiasm. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat No trivia or quizzes yet. Puedes ahorrar tiempo y dinero si lo compras ahora. If I read the audiobook version, will I be missing out anything particularly important figures, graphs, etc? But I found this book This book came out in the late 80s, and I’ve crossed paths with it several times without reading it.