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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Caos: a criação de uma nova ciência by James Gleick (3 star ratings)
However, faos his Royal McBee the name of the computerLorenz created his own digital world, where he was able to watch the weather move about in his own office at the MIT campus. And maybe, just maybe highly doubtful!! Making a New Science. And my ex-husband had it on his shelf and I never got around to reading it. But I plodded onward and kept reading, and I did start to find some fascinating stuff.
Don’t miss out on the exhaustive endnotes. Then, you may wind up contemplating how much of that migration was due to Jeff Goldblum’s ham-fisted illustration I finally read the book that ought to have been required reading for freshman physics majors for the past 20 years! But I found this book tleick more engaging for the narrative tale of a moment in history — a virtual paradigm shift in mathematical thought — that happened in our gleic.
Retrieved 14 June Nature must be playing its own version of the chaos game. Jul 18, Steven Williams rated it really liked it.
Caos La Creacion De Una Ciencia
Because of this book, and the many delights that have followed, I am a lover of popular science writing. Living in the age of slide rules and tables or beforethey can’t really be blamed for focusing on phenomena that were predictable, linear, and led to stable outcomes, and ignoring those that seemed too noisy, erratic, and error-prone to be represented with an equation.
Love these kinds of books.
From the flight patterns of flocks of birds, to heart arrhythmia, to stock market fluctuation to the coast of Alaska, the underlying patterns can be revealed in this wonderful branch of science.
In the pages of Gleick’s book, the reader meets dozens of extraordinary and eccentric people. Do you stand at the microwave for that minute and a half? The book succeeded for me in outlining how a new science has come into being–and has done so very recently.
Mar 25, Lemar rated it it was amazing Shelves: With the introduction to chaos theory, Gleick gives a wide variety of historical anecdotes involving various scientists across borders and scientific disciplines who have observed the phenomenon but haven’t been able to nail it.
The author spent too much time in repeating the same terminology and concepts like ‘strange attractors’ and ‘sensitive dependence on initial conditions’ and not enough time making it tangible by using real examples that would have made it more meaningful.
The feedback loops in these systems would magnify initial discrepancies over time, 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.
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Reading Chaos will teach you that the world is neat and messy, predictable and unpredictable. Gosh, I was rather rude about this one, wasn’t I? 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.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Giving such beautiful accounts czos the whole field in such an entertaining way! This is a book that jzmes more about translating the story of the science not the science for NOT the layman, but really the lazy layman.
Caos: a criação de uma nova ciência
I finally read the book that ought to have been required reading for freshman physics majors for the past 20 years! The New York Times. If I had the time, I’d like to run the calculations myself, as they seem within the reach of anyone with a laptop.
Sep 24, Jeff HansPetersen rated it really liked it. I picked it up now, only because it has been on my shelf forever and I have long meant to read it. This is a book for an advanced HS senior or an average college Freshman. I’m moving the rating up a bit after my re-read on audio because it wasn’t that bad, although Jqmes still think it’s a bit overrated. Fate, maybe not; clockwork snowflakes, though In each field, also, the initial work was most often either resisted or ignored.
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He worked there for ten years as an editor on the metropolitan desk and then as a science reporter. Having said that it is highly advised to google the terms gleicj in the book, like ‘fractal …more Not to the extent that you will miss the point. There are no marks of any kind on the text of either book. Janes writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly.
Most items are shipped by US Postal Service. The theme of the very different results presented here is unprecedented successes in recognising and explaining nonlinear glelck. Overall, it is a good, if hyped, overview of the subject. Since ornery, heroic Mandelbrot is included here, you get an exciting ride even i Romantic, dramatic, constructive pop science: