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A fascinating, yet clear-sighted overview of one of the most bewildering frontiers of modern physics: Chaos.

Informationen zum Autor James 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. Klappentext James 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. Fascinating . . . almost every paragraph contains a jolt. "The New York Times" Taut and exciting . . . a fascinating illustration of how the pattern of science changes. "The New York Times Book Review" Highly entertaining . . . a startling look at newly discovered universal laws. "Chicago Tribune" Zusammenfassung Uncover one of the most exciting frontiers of modern physics in this fascinating, insightful and accessible overview of Chaos theory. 'An exceedingly readable introduction to a new intellectual world' Observer From the turbulence of the weather to the complicated rythmns of the human heart, 'chaos' is at the centre of our day to day lives. Cutting across several scientific disciplines, James Gleick explores and elucidates the science of the unpredicatable with an immensely readable narrative style and flair . 'An awe-inspiring book. Reading Chaos gave me the sensation that someone had just found the light-switch' Douglas Adams

Autorentext
James 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.

Zusammenfassung

Uncover one of the most exciting frontiers of modern physics in this fascinating, insightful and accessible overview of Chaos theory.

'An exceedingly readable introduction to a new intellectual world' Observer


From the turbulence of the weather to the complicated rythmns of the human heart, 'chaos' is at the centre of our day to day lives. Cutting across several scientific disciplines, James Gleick explores and elucidates the science of the unpredicatable with an immensely readable narrative style and flair.

'An awe-inspiring book. Reading Chaos gave me the sensation that someone had just found the light-switch' Douglas Adams

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Chaos
Untertitel
Making A New Science
Autor
EAN
9780749386061
ISBN
978-0-7493-8606-1
Format
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Herausgeber
Minerva, London
Genre
Physik & Astronomie
Veröffentlichung
17.02.2001
Anzahl Seiten
368
Gewicht
282g
Größe
H24mm x B197mm x T132mm
Jahr
1997
Untertitel
Englisch
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