“ Fascinating . . . almost every paragraph contains a jolt.” —The New York Times
“ Taut and exciting . . . a fascinating illustration of how the pattern of science changes.” —The New York Times Book Review
“ Highly entertaining . . . a startling look at newly discovered universal laws.” —Chicago Tribune
“ An awe-inspiring book. Reading it gave me that sensation othat someone had just found the light switch.” —Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
“Chaos is a feast.” —The Washington Post Book World
About the Author
James Gleick was born in New York City in 1954. He worked for ten years as an editor and reporter for The New York Times, founded an early Internet portal, the Pipeline, and has written several books of popular science, including The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood, which won the Pen/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. He lives in Key West and New York.