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Chaos: Making a New Science

Chaos: Making A New Science is the best-selling book by James Gleick that first introduced the principles and early development of chaos theory to the public. It was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in 1987.

The first popular book about Chaos Theory, it manages to explain the Mandelbrot Set, Julia Sets, Lorenz Attractors etc. without delving into the complex math. It also includes clear interesting descriptions of dozens of extraordinary and eccentric people—the individuals whose separate work converged on a new understanding. It remains in print and is widely regarded as still the best introduction and summary for someone who doesn't know much math.

Chaos: Making a New Science
Author James Gleick
Language English
Genre(s) Popular science
Publisher Vintage
Publication date 1987
Media type Print (book)
Pages 400
ISBN ISBN 0749386061


* Collection of reviews

* Selection from the prologue

* Website of James Gleick

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