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In Chaos, Gleick makes the story of chaos theory not only fascinating but also accessible to beginners, and opens our eyes to a surprising new view of the universe. It came too early which is reflected in the imprecision and shallow quality of Gleick's discussion, which can be frustratingly confusing at times. For me, the real impact is that it has changed the way I look at the ordinary everyday world - the leaves, the trees, the pebbles, the pattern on the peels of an orange - everything is strangely magnified and beautiful now.

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.I finally read the book that ought to have been required reading for freshman physics majors for the past 20 years!

The greatest discoveries of the 20th Century physics include Relativity Theory, Quantum Theory and Chaos Theory. The content consists of a few badly written half-biographies, a few pretty pictures and vignettes of science, and no worthwhile mathematics whatsoever.

From time to time, on rare occasions, I would form a binary event tree of life and would try to figure out the initial events that accumulated into current condition of life. The most interesting chapters were the final two, about the possible application to physiology and then a summary of the concept. Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos--the seemingly random patterns that characterise many natural phenomena. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. If I had the time, I'd like to run the calculations myself, as they seem within the reach of anyone with a laptop.

This is a book that is more about translating the story of the science (not the science) for NOT the layman, but really the lazy layman. So I got exactly what I was looking for and now I can talk about chaos theory Jurassic Park style, which is all I wanted.Towards the very end you get some very tantalising pictures that make you imagine what you might be able to do with just a bit more scientific detail. Sve je to vrlo interesantno, umešno napisano i razborito objašnjeno, ali je i dalje tek za lestvicu iznad laičkog poznavanja teme. The text remains in print and is widely used as an introduction to the topic for the mathematical layperson.

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