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Chaos: Making a New Science por James Gleick
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Chaos: Making a New Science (edição 2008)

por James Gleick (Autor)

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The "highly entertaining" New York Times bestseller, which explains chaos theory and the butterfly effect, from the author of The Information (Chicago Tribune). For centuries, scientific thought was focused on bringing order to the natural world. But even as relativity and quantum mechanics undermined that rigid certainty in the first half of the twentieth century, the scientific community clung to the idea that any system, no matter how complex, could be reduced to a simple pattern. In the 1960s, a small group of radical thinkers began to take that notion apart, placing new importance on the tiny experimental irregularities that scientists had long learned to ignore. Miniscule differences in data, they said, would eventually produce massive ones--and complex systems like the weather, economics, and human behavior suddenly became clearer and more beautiful than they had ever been before. In this seminal work of scientific writing, James Gleick lays out a cutting edge field of science with enough grace and precision that any reader will be able to grasp the science behind the beautiful complexity of the world around us. With more than a million copies sold, Chaos is "a groundbreaking book about what seems to be the future of physics" by a writer who has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the author of Time Travel: A History and Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (Publishers Weekly).… (mais)
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Título:Chaos: Making a New Science
Autores:James Gleick (Autor)
Informação:Penguin Books (2008), Edition: Anniversary, Reprint, 384 pages
Colecções:The Project 1.5, The Project 1.0, A sua biblioteca
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> La théorie du chaos : Vers une nouvelle science, de James GLEICK (éd. Albin Michel)
Se reporter au compte rendu de Albert SARALLIER
In: (1989). Nouvelles Clés, (7), (Septembre-Octobre 1989), p. 63… ; (en ligne),
URL : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QNd1VADGcijW2jhy4TCAcnZBLV-zBb7v/view?usp=shari...

> Zaoual H. James Gleick, La théorie du chaos vers une nouvelle science, Paris, Albin Michel 1989.
In: L'Homme et la société, N. 102, 1991. État et société civile. pp. 144-146… ; (en ligne),
URL : https://www.persee.fr/doc/homso_0018-4306_1991_num_102_4_2603

> LA THÉORIE DU CHAOS de James Gleick (Éd. Albin Michel)
Se reporter à l’article d'Albert SARALLIER [101 livres clés]
In: (1990). Nouvelles Clés, (12), (Juillet-Août 1990), pp. 43-50… ; (en ligne),
URL : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fWtDh_7VPJMuvJu-jkAJjRfBDKy-jjfS/view?usp=shari...
Qu’est-ce que l’ordre, qu’est-ce que l’équilibre ? Une perpétuelle lutte contre le désordre et le déséquilibre, feed-back infini. L’univers n’est pas fait de théories linéaires. Il reste insaisissable mais ses éléments sont reliés. --Nouvelles Clés
  Joop-le-philosophe | Sep 25, 2020 |
I'm totally in love with this book. Like, totally.

Why? Because it GETS ME, MAN.

Just kidding. I'm not anthropomorphizing a breakthrough in science. Although, if I was, I'd DEFINITELY be cuddling with this stream of seemingly random information that keeps repeating in regular ways, forming order from seeming chaos.

Give me a seed and I will make you a universe. Or one hell of a trippy fractal.

I think I'll leave butterflies out of this.

Small changes affect great extrapolations.

Our physics generators in video games relies on this. So do aeronautical research, weather forecasts, stock market prediction, presidential elections and the resulting public outrage, and the fluid dynamics of my creamer swirling in my coffee. Not to mention galaxy formation, fingerprints, shells, coastlines, or the thing that made the little dinos get the upper hand in those movies. :)

Truly, though, this book does a great job at explaining and giving us the unusual history of the science that brought pure mathematics out of the clouds and back into the real world, dealing with our observable reality. Newton was okay for some things but all these new equations describe just HOW little uncertainties can create huge chaotic messes... and still be reduced back to first causes. :)

Neat, huh? I'm totally stoked by these bad boys. Of course, we're all, yeah, we use those equations all the time now and it's old hat, but not so long ago, they were totally in left field and none of the big boys wanted to play with them.

So, yeah, it's like a total paradigm shift, man. I'm FEEL'N it. ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
Just as good the second time through. It's kind of incredible how few of these ideas seem to be presented at all in modern popular descriptions of science and systems. ( )
  jtth | May 4, 2020 |
Though I'm much wiser now, I was greatly interested by this book when I read it - decades ago.

Pop science.... and what's wrong with that?

( )
  GirlMeetsTractor | Mar 22, 2020 |
I think I would have enjoyed this book more if I had read it 30 years ago, closer to when it was written. For one thing, I am 30 years older and my brain that much slower; for another, Gleick's book functions best as a history and it is disappointing that the story ended 33 years ago. Actually, i know the story didn't end, but I read the 1987 edition and I know there have been more developments in all the areas Gleick covered back then. ( )
  nmele | Dec 29, 2019 |
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The "highly entertaining" New York Times bestseller, which explains chaos theory and the butterfly effect, from the author of The Information (Chicago Tribune). For centuries, scientific thought was focused on bringing order to the natural world. But even as relativity and quantum mechanics undermined that rigid certainty in the first half of the twentieth century, the scientific community clung to the idea that any system, no matter how complex, could be reduced to a simple pattern. In the 1960s, a small group of radical thinkers began to take that notion apart, placing new importance on the tiny experimental irregularities that scientists had long learned to ignore. Miniscule differences in data, they said, would eventually produce massive ones--and complex systems like the weather, economics, and human behavior suddenly became clearer and more beautiful than they had ever been before. In this seminal work of scientific writing, James Gleick lays out a cutting edge field of science with enough grace and precision that any reader will be able to grasp the science behind the beautiful complexity of the world around us. With more than a million copies sold, Chaos is "a groundbreaking book about what seems to be the future of physics" by a writer who has been a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the author of Time Travel: A History and Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (Publishers Weekly).

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