"Tell Me Things of Fascination and Wonder"sm
The scientists Gleick presents weren't quite comfortable following the well-trodden paths. They realized the shortcomings of science in explaining nature's most elusive behaviors and were driven by the desire to understand them. These brave and curious few listened to the voice of these neglected behaviors and heard a strangely magical song that entranced them, and they could not turn away.
Rather than attempt to explain Julia sets, Lorenz attractors, and the Mandelbrot Set with complicated equations, Chaos relies on sketches, photographs, and Gleick's wonderful descriptive prose.
a clear voice, radiating from these pages of struggle and discovery,
he advocates reform of a dogmatic and compartmentalized scientific
community that resists change and ignores that which appears difficult,
unexplainable, or seemingly unimportant.
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topics such as the Butterfly Effect, self-organization, and emergent
properties, and connects the study of complexity to other areas
16 color plates and numerous b&w photos and diagrams.
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