Chaos: Making a New Science (Paperback)

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    James Gleick was born in New York City in 1954. He worked for ten years as an editor and reporter forThe New York Times, founded an early Internet portal, the Pipeline, and has written several books of popular science, includingThe Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood, which won the Pen/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. He lives in Key West and New York.
    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 bestsellerChaos 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. InChaos,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.

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    ISBN 9780143113454
    Genre SCIENCE / System Theory
    Format Paperback
    Pages 360
    Publisher Date 2008-08-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.92 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Making a New Science
    Edition Detail Anniversary, Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Gleick, James
    Country of Origin United States
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