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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Though I would not call the book “exhilarating,” as the reviewer from the London Review of Books apparently thought it was, but it was a useful introduction to the subject pitched at the mathematically aware non-scientist reader. Making a New Science. 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. In an apparent coincidence, a small number of unrelated people became interested in studying aperiodic, non-linear problems arising in various fields of science all at roughly the same jamfs.

Agregar a Lista de favoritos Eliminar de Lista de favoritos. This burn of the natural world, this magic of the unknown, is what draws me to read physics and philosophy as an absolute amature.

This new science offers a way of seeing order and pattern where formerly only the random, the erratic, the unpredictable -in short, the chaotic- had been observed. Retrieved 28 May Somehow, I must have missed out on the nuances of that book.

Making a New Science. There are pieces and fractures in these books that actually DON’T escape me.

Caos La Creacion De Una Ciencia

He worked there for ten years as an editor on the metropolitan desk and caoe as a science reporter. This is how Gleick decided to begin his bestselling novel. And also, I’ve learned way more than I ever did in school. In a complex system, the most minuscule change in initial conditions leads to drastic or unpredictable changes in the output. Although, there are a lot of interesting avenues and applications that he points out which I didn’t know about.

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Their research had not advanced very far by the time this book was written in the mid- I enjoyed this quick read, though in the end I did not like CHAOS very much. James Gleick born August 1, is an American author, journalist, and biographer, whose books explore the cultural ramifications of science and technology.

I imagine this gleicj something felt also by Gleick, one of the top tier science writers out there. If one is keeping up with physics for last decade or so, the content of Chaos doesn’t offer anything new.

The dynamics of systems dde between basins of attraction appealed to those looking for a way to model cao and memories. They overlap quite a lot, but now I know all coas pioneers in this field!

Gleick never makes you feel this and takes you through some very difficult concepts with care and assurance. It may be 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. Not a book on chaos. Giving such beautiful accounts of the whol The last month has been quite interesting thanks to both Chaos and Sync. It’s quite the testament to how f Scientifically dense for sure, but a dd explanation of recent advances in modern science.

Previsto entre el mar. Actually, it is more than that–a lot more.

Making a New Sciencereported the development of the new science of chaos and gleiick. Negli ultimi quasi 30 anni grazie ai computer si sono fatti notevoli passi avanti nella comprensione di questi fenomeni. Freeman Dyson critiqued the book for omitting the earlier work of Dame Mary L.

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And this ultimately was the real achievement of Gleick in writing Chaos – He manages to convey to us that jzmes is the first foray of science into the realm of art – not just of explaining art but of being art. The most interesting chapters were the final two, about the possible application to physiology and then a summary of the concept. Portada de la tienda. Retrieved from ” https: View all 3 comments. The Mandelbrot set obeys an extraordinarily precise scheme leaving nothing to chance whatsoever.


I can see Strange Attractors and Fractals and unstable equilibriums in the most mundane places. Among the unpredictability, there could be a pattern. Instead, it focuses as much on the scientists studying chaos as on the chaos itself. The Information, a natural history of information theory”.

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ISBN Faster: I strongly suspect that the day somebody actually figures out how the brain is organized they will discover to their amazement that there is a coding scheme for building the brain which is of extraordinary precision. It seems to me like this book represents a time in history before people had gotten accustom to handling complexity and information theory in computers.

Bits in the Ether. After its demise a year later, he returned to New York and in joined the staff of the New York Times. It is pop-science and definitely gleik its place. As the nonfiction bestseller continues, Gleick introduces us to new scientists young and old who dedicated their lives to studying the patterns of chaos.

The jamds linearity world maybe is the key to explain what was invisible to us until now. Feb 05, Brad Lyerla rated it it was ok. If you haven’t studied science or mathematics beyond the basics taught in U. So I’ll wait and see — for now I’ve other books to read that are calling. Archived from the original on August 5, Gleick takes us back to to witness Edward Lorenz and his Butterfly Effect.

Even if we can find a mathematical model behind the behavior of these complex systems, we cannot necessarily predict them.