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This book is part history of the discovery and development of chaos theory which was developed from whole cloth.
On the other hand there were other parts that went very fast, but whatever effort you put into reading this book is well worth it.
Really simple review: A fascinating book - interested in it after reading Gleick's book on Isaac Newton (which was also great).
The sad thing is that I lived so much of life without ever coming across fractals.
I have not learned as much new in a single book ever. Read more
Not a bad account of the development of chaos theory, but jumps around quite a bit, while at the same time leaving out some of the key players in what is now pretty universally... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Terry A Eddy
This book literally changed my career. I was a young tenure track prof in earth sciences when I read this book in about 1991. Read morePublished 1 month ago by dr. E.C. Kosters
First time I came across with this book I was 15 years old and was roaming at an used bookstore. I bought it because the tittle seemed interesting and started reading. Read morePublished 1 month ago by André da Costa Ramos
My background is electrical engineering, and I really liked this book. It presented a very good history of chaos theory and its development from quirky art into a legitimate... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Johnny
I receive the book today and it has a Good Quality.
It is completely new one,
This book is intended for those individuals that have a significant amount of scientific background, and that could relate to the fundamental theories deployed within it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Staten Island Johnny