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- DescriptionChaos brings together work in the field of chaos theory, an extension of classical mechanics, in which simple and complex causes are seen to interact. Mathematics may only be able to solve simple linear equations which experiment has pushed nature into obeying in a limited way, but w that computers can map the whole plane of solutions of n-linear equations a new vision of nature is revealed. The implications are staggeringly universal in all areas of scientific work and philosophical thought.
- Author BiographyJames Gleick was born in New York City and graduated from Harvard College. For ten years he was an editor at the New York Times. Chaos: Making a New Science was a 1987 National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize nominee, and has been translated into eighteen languages. His most recent book is Genius: Richard Feynman and modern physics. He lives in New York with his wife and their son.
- Author(s)James Gleick
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication24/02/1997
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIll.(some col.).
- Weight267 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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