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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Then, you may wind up contemplating how much of that migration was due to Jeff Goldblum’s ham-fisted illustrations in “Jurassic Park”. Aug 17, Darwin8u rated it liked it Shelves: That disclaimer aside, I found Gleick’s writing articulate, and seldom had much trouble visualizing what he was talking about, even listening to the audiobook. Books by James Gleick.

Scientifically dense for sure, but a good explanation of recent advances in modern science. Gleick’s essays charting the growth of the Internet included the “Fast Forward” column on technology in the New York Times Magazine from to and formed the basis of his book What Just Happened.

James Gleick: «La información es un instinto básico, como el sexo o la comida» –

Maybe those should have been the first two chapters. Retrieved 28 May This is a solid read.

Making a New Sciencereported the development of the new science of chaos and complexity. Ver todas las definiciones de estado: See all 4 questions about Chaos…. For instance, Mitchell Feigenbaum, who constructed and regulated his life by a hour clock and watched his waking hours come in and out of phase with those of his coworkers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Caos La Creacion De Una Ciencia

Shipment will be made within 2 business days of payment clearing. Previsto entre el mar. Jan 27, Pavle rated it really liked it Shelves: Or is that long enough to make a quick call or run in the next room to finish paying a bill?


The ambitious move to use math in describing irregular shapes like leaves or human arteries meant going beyond the bounds of math that worked only on the kind of nice clean polygon shapes that, actually, never occur in nature. The other day when the radio announcer reported the length of the Florida coastline, I found myself wondering what length measuring stick was used.

Hundreds of myths and legends tell of creation rising from chaos, and will fall into it in the distant future. Sep 17, Paul E. I’ve also forgotten whose lab!

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So I’ll wait and see — for now I’ve other books to read that are calling. Gleick’s way of telling the stories makes the reader share in the wonder and Chaos: There’s not enough math for my liking and too much rambling about the scientists rather than what they actually did.

Gleick was elected president lgeick the Authors Guild in 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. Instead, jxmes focuses as much on the scientists studying chaos as on the chaos itself.

His next books included two xe, Genius: The spontaneous emergence of self-organization ought to be part of physics. The InformationGeniusChaos The force living just beyond the push. The first popular book about chaos theory, it describes the Mandelbrot setJulia setsand Lorenz attractors without using complicated mathematics. Jul 09, Kaethe rated it really liked it Shelves: Beloit Mandelbrot, an IBM mathematician working with an equation that produces fractals, arrives to give a presentation to an economics class and finds “his” equation lgeick on the board; the patterns he’s found in pure path also apply in economics, the reproductive rates and numbers of animal populations, and countless other places.

The book got into a section on fractals, and that is the first portion that caused me to perk up and take notice. Jamrs writing style has been described as a combination of “clear mind, magpie-styled research and explanatory verve.


View all 8 comments. But The Information is my favorite so far. Buddhabrot Orbit trap Pickover stalk. Although I truly enjoy the way James Gleick can take a complicated subject apart for the inexpert, I did not enjoy this book as much as I did The Information.

I’m moving the rating up a bit after my re-read on audio because it wasn’t that bad, although I still think it’s a bit overrated. Somehow, I must have missed out on the nuances of that book. Funny, I had to read this book very slowly in order to digest all it has to offer.

Comparing to the others branches of sciences Chaos is relatively new. The content consists of a few badly written half-biographies, a few pretty pictures and v Gosh, I was rather rude about this one, wasn’t I? Gleick introduces us to figures like Edward Lorenz, whose work vleick weather prediction revealed that tiny differences in input in even simple mathematical caow could lead to vast differences in jamew over time; Robert May, who discovered chaotic patterns in population dynamics; and Benoit Mandelbrot, now considered the father of fractals.

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If one is keeping up with physics for last decade or so, the content of Jamrs doesn’t offer anything new. A mathematician jams meteorologist, Edward Lorenz, builds a “toy weather” on what’s still a fairly early computer in the early s, and in working with the parameters, concludes that long-term weather forecasting is doomed–a simple deterministic system is producing unpredictable results. I had some interesting conversations with family members about some of the things I had been reading–measurement, patterns, patterns in the seemingly unpredictable.