"For those who have even rudimentary mathematical knowledge, for teachers and for lively-minded school and university students, Stewart give a valuable insight into the innards of chaos" (The Times Higher Education Supplement)
"A fine introduction to a complex subject" (Daily Telegraph)
All in all - a book that will make you think about the world in a different way.
I read this book for the overview of the subject and am now going through the Strogatz textbook for the details.
This book is insightful, clear and provides great analogies to understand chaos theory and it's applications.
No complaints about the service or the quality of the book. The mathematics is way beyond my intellect and I am having difficulty progressing beyond the first chapter. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Andrew Malcolm
This book is insightful, clear and provides great analogies to understand chaos theory and it's applications. Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Bear
This is the second book I read from Ian Steward. I was looking for another book on the subject of chaos, and having been impressed by a book of his called "The Mathematics of... Read morePublished on May 31, 2012 by Randolph Eck
This is a very interesting introduction to this exciting subject. Many examples are given, ranging from Weather forecast to the population of insects in their environment (By no... Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by PST
An interesting and fun introduction to chaos. Stewart writes very well and often makes keen and insightful observations. Read morePublished on March 7, 2010 by D. Eigenvector
I am a college-educated, non-math major, numbers-oriented senior citizen who wanted to find out what Chaos Theory is. Read morePublished on December 24, 2009 by Margo's Grandma
Ian Stewart accomplishes the near impossible; he describes an extremely difficult area of math and science in an intelligible manner. Read morePublished on March 3, 2009 by Tom M.
This book disappointed me - it is written at such a low technical level, with virtually no math. An opportunity squandered.Published on July 10, 2007 by R. G. W. Brown