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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 book succeeded for me in outlining how a new science has come into being–and has done so very recently. The Tip of a Giant Iceberg Gleick only gives an introduction about the actual science and beauty of Chaos. I also enjoyed getting to know some of the key scientists at the beginning of the study of chaos. Monto de la oferta: But The Information is my favorite so far.

Caos La Creacion De Una Ciencia

re View all 8 comments. But I found this book even more engaging for the narrative tale of a moment in history — a virtual paradigm shift in mathematical thought — that happened in our lifetimes. When reading science books, it’s difficult to know whether what you’re reading is current or not.

I found it quite informative, especially in communicating what it would perhaps be like working in science at an exciting time. An enhanced ebook edition was released by Open Road Media inadding embedded video and hyperlinked notes.

And this ultimately was the real achievement of Gleick in writing Chaos – He manages to convey to us that this is the first foray of science into the realm of art – not just of explaining art but of being art.

Gleick never makes you feel this and takes you through some very difficult concepts with care and assurance. Anyway, I’m glad I read it, but just wish it was deeper, thicker, and way less predictable. Dec 08, Trevor rated it really liked it Shelves: I love how Gleick pulls apart all these contradictions and points at the many ways these attempts to save time make us nuts. Open Preview See a Problem?


That being said, this felt like a good introduction to the early history of scientists’ efforts to understand and explain nonlinear systems and the caks chaotic behavior observed in natural and man-made systems. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I prefer both text and its Illustrated. The most interesting chapters were the final two, about the possible application to physiology and then a summary of the concept.

It’s an overworn cliche by now, but one that still gets to the heart of a quality of nature that scientists and mathematicians prior to the 20th cxos didn’t really grasp. He worked there for ten years as an editor on the metropolitan desk and then as a science reporter.

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Gleick’s essays charting the growth of the Internet included the “Fast Forward” column on technology in the New York Times Magazine from to and formed the basis of his book What Just Happened. Physics books books Popular science books Chaos theory.

Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos–the seemingly random patterns that characterise many Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. 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.

I did, however, read the edition. In the pages of Gleick’s book, the reader meets dozens of extraordinary and eccentric people. As the nonfiction bestseller continues, Gleick introduces us to new scientists young and old who dedicated their lives to studying the patterns of chaos. This made the book pure poetry for me. He points out the dangers of speed – such as “real time” opinion polls and sped up music. Feb 21, Victoire rated it it was amazing. 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.

Making a new Science. Though a popular science book can only gloss a highly technical subject, Gleick does it well. Some of the images were actually shown in juried art shows. It’s not what I was looking for, but exactly what I expecte Too heavy on human interest, too light on maths, and Gleick has read more Kuhn than is good for him.


That is probably one of the reasons it did so well. The theme of the very different results presented here is unprecedented successes in recognising and explaining nonlinear systems.

A collection of kinda well-written New Yorker profiles of scientists. Precisely because chaos was popping up all over, with just a few people in each of many different scientific fields, it was easy for scientists in ja,es field to notice a paper or presentation, note the re that kames 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.

No equations and lots of graphs, but that’s just to make sure the general public isn’t scared away. There’s not enough math for my liking and too much rambling about the scientists rather than what they actually did. How, when everything is so patterned, so ordered, just beyond presently beyond. Views Read Edit View history.

There are no marks of any kind on the text of either book. Bits in the Ether. Since ornery, heroic Mandelbrot is included here, you glieck an exciting ride even i Romantic, dramatic, constructive pop science: It’s difficult to summarize this book, but some remarkable and thought-provoking statements to take away: I really do like popular science books, particularly if they are well written, relatively easy to glieck and don’t leave me feeling like I’ve been looking over an abyss for hours.

It was hardly their fault. The narration becomes easier to follow and the scientific disciplines converge. Too heavy on human interest, too light on maths, and Gleick has read more Kuhn than is good for him. View all 4 comments. Ver todas las definiciones de estado: With or without chaos, serious cognitive scientists can no longer model the mind as a static structure.