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Read online Chaos: Making a New Science.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Chaos: Making a New Science i Chaos i records the birth of a new science This new science offers a way of seeing order and pattern where formerly only the random the erratic the unpredictable in short the chaotic had been observed In the words of Douglas Hofstadter It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order and yet deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order .

Although highly mathematical in origin chaos is a science of the everyday world addressing questions every child has wondered about how clouds form how smoke rises how water eddies in a stream .

i Chaos i is a history of discovery It chronicles in the words of the scientists themselves their conflicts and frustrations their emotions and moments of revelation After reading i Chaos i you will never look at the world in quite the same way again by James Gleick

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Chaos: Making a New Science
Title:Chaos: Making a New Science
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Number of Pages:352
Category:Non fiction, Mathematics, Science, Physics
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No description available, From the bestselling National Book Award nominated author of b Genius b and b Chaos b a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today s world br br Most of us suffer some degree of hurry sickness a malady that has launched us into the epoch of the nanosecond a need everything yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones computers faxes and remote controls Yet for all the hours minutes and even seconds being saved we re still filling our days to the point that we have no time for such basic human activities as eating sex and relating to our families Written with fresh insight and thorough research b Faster b is a wise and witty look at a harried world not likely to slow down anytime soon, Here s some of what just happened Millions of ordinary sensible people came into possession of computers These machines had wondrous powers yet made unexpected demands on their owners Telephones broke free of the chains that had shackled them to bedside tables and office desks No one was out of touch or wanted to be out of touch Instant communication became a birthright br A new world located no one knew exactly where came into being called virtual or online named cyberspace or the Internet or just the network Manners and markets took on new shapes and guises br As all this was happening James Gleick author of the groundbreaking Chaos columnist for The New York Times Magazine and very briefly an Internet entrepreneur emerged as one of our most astute guides to this new world His dispatches by turns passionate bewildered angry and amazed form an extraordinary chronicle Gleick loves what the network makes possible and he hates it Software makers developed a strangely tolerant view of an ancient devil the product defect One company at first a feisty upstart seized control of the hidden gears and levers of the new economy We wrestled with novel issues of privacy anonymity and disguise We found that if the human species is evolving a sort of global brain it s susceptible to new forms of hysteria and multiple personality disorder br What Just Happened is at once a remarkable portrait of a world in the throes of transformation and a prescient guide to the transformation still to come, James Gleick the author of the best sellers i Chaos i and i Genius i now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era s defining quality the blood the fuel the vital principle of our world br br The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike our own when every thought and utterance vanishes as soon as it is born From the invention of scripts and alphabets to the long misunderstood talking drums of Africa Gleick tells the story of information technologies that changed the very nature of human consciousness He provides portraits of the key figures contributing to the inexorable development of our modern understanding of information Charles Babbage the idiosyncratic inventor of the first great mechanical computer Ada Byron the brilliant and doomed daughter of the poet who became the first true programmer pivotal figures like Samuel Morse and Alan Turing and Claude Shannon the creator of information theory itself br br And then the information age arrives Citizens of this world become experts willy nilly aficionados of bits and bytes And we sometimes feel we are drowning swept by a deluge of signs and signals news and images blogs and tweets i The Information i is the story of how we got here and where we are heading