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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Because of this, I found the book frustrating – both too complex to really grasp, and too superficial to really provide useful insight into the concept. Nature must be playing its own version of the gleicm game. How, when everything is so patterned, so ordered, just beyond presently beyond.

They hit my brain and spin and keep spinning forever.

He worked there for ten years as an editor on the metropolitan desk and then as a science reporter. So I’ll wait and see — for now I’ve other books to read that are calling. Buddhabrot Orbit trap Pickover stalk. Beloit Mandelbrot, an IBM mathematician working with an equation that produces fractals, arrives to give a presentation jmes an economics cais and finds “his” equation already on the board; the patterns he’s found in pure path also apply in economics, the reproductive rates and numbers of animal populations, and countless other places.

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It may ee frustrating at times because there’s a lot the average reader won’t understand, but if you can just push through those parts there are some really interesting ideas. View all 8 comments. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. What we could experience but not describe. I finally read the book that ought to have been required reading for freshman physics jamrs for the past 20 years!

There are some sections that are repeated, but considering the nature of the material, that can be forgiven. 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. This is a book for an advanced HS senior or an average college Freshman. I study chaos and turbulence, and I feel that the book promises too much and is a bit too sensationalist.


Making a New Sciencereported the development of the new science of chaos and complexity. His narrative is compelling, yes, the stories are interesting, sure, but he doesn’t grab the central characters as well as a new journalist like John McPhee does.

I remember talking about it while eating dinner one day in the cafeteria with my physics teacher and some friends from class. Department of Justice and the European Commission.

An enhanced ebook edition was released by Open Road Media inadding embedded video and hyperlinked notes. Their research had not advanced very far by the time this book was written in the mids.

It came too early which is reflected in the imprecision and shallow gkeick of Gleick’s discussion, which can be frustratingly confusing at times. The Information, a natural history of information theory”.

Making a New Science. No equations and lots of graphs, but that’s just to make sure the general public isn’t scared away. Scientifically dense for sure, but a good explanation of recent advances in modern science. Since the s, new generations of scientists search chaos for patterns with fresh ideas and new eyes.

As much about the history of chaos theory and the scientists who pioneered it as the science itself. In fairness, there was a long gap where I put this book down after having read the first half, so I recognize that I lost the continuity of the narrative. The first two pages are quite good, before rapidly declining to dullness and staying there. Gleick introduces us to figures like Edward Lorenz, whose work in weather prediction revealed that tiny differences in input in even simple mathematical models could lead to vast differences in output over time; Robert May, who discovered chaotic patterns in population dynamics; and Benoit Mandelbrot, now considered the father of fractals.

The narration becomes easier to follow and the scientific disciplines converge. Gleick’s book was first published inso I imagine by now there have been many developments and modifications to the ideas and theories presented here.

Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick

I suggest putting on some Jimi and a video of the Mandelbrot fractal set. I really do like popular science books, particularly if they are well written, relatively easy to follow and don’t leave me feeling like I’ve been looking over an abyss for hours. Nov 08, Gendou rated it it was ok Shelves: But he exaggerates the importance of these topics, presenting them as a holistic revolution in physics, overthrowing reductionism, which just isn’t the case.


The most interesting chapters were the final two, about the possible application to physiology and then a summary of the concept. Gleick takes us back to to witness Edward Lorenz and his Butterfly Effect.

Funny, I had to read this book very slowly in order to digest all it has to offer. The book succeeded for me in outlining how a new science has come into being–and has done so very recently. This is one of those books I’d recommend to people df already have some familiarity with the topic.

The Making of a New Science 7 42 Jan 21, Gleick never makes you feel this and takes you through some very difficult concepts with care and assurance. This is not a purely names book. Inhe founded The Pipeline, an early Internet service. Trying to track his research, Lorenz made a three-dimensional gleicck of his data. However there were many sections that bored me and aperiodic jumps in jaames focus that left me lost a bit. The founder of this new science cals Edward Lorenz. While some may say this makes it a less informative book, for me this made it one of the gleicm intriguing non-fiction books I have read.

Caos: a criação de uma nova ciência

View all 15 comments. Making a New Science 4 24 Sep 03, Gleick showed to me how science could be created from frustration and disorder. En la cubierta no hay signos de deterioro, y se incluye funda si corresponde para libros de tapa dura. It is important not just in physics geick A series of extremely interesting and well-written biographies and anecdotes which don’t really explain directly what chaos theory really is.