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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This is a lot of 2 books by bestselling author, James Gleick: The Making of a New Science” – Chaos 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. Chaos is a history of discovery.
Caos: a criação de uma nova ciência by James Gleick (3 star ratings)
It chronicles, in the words of the scientists themselves, their conflicts and frustrations, their emotions and moments of revelation. After reading Chaos, you will never look at the world in quite the same way again. The frenetic purpose – more than we want to admit – is to save time. Think of gelick of those conveniences that best conveys the most elemental feeling of power over the passing seconds: In your hurry sickness you may find yourself punching 88 seconds instead of 90 because it is faster to tap the same digit twice.
Jams you stand at the microwave for that minute and a half? Or is that long enough to make a quick call or run in the next room to finish paying a bill?
I love how Gleick pulls apart all these contradictions and points at the many ways these attempts to save time make us nuts. He points out the dangers of speed – such as jammes time” opinion polls and sped up music. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be reading this again.
Funny, I had to read this book very slowly in order to digest all it has to offer. There jjames no marks of any kind on the text of either book. See scan of actual books being offered. Free Shipping only applies to shipping locations in the United States.
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