"...original, fundamentally honest, and very useful and valuable...an indispensable tool for [those] confronted with the analysis of possibly chaotic signals." Journal of Biological Sciences
"The book is a good reference to the current state of the art from the nonlinear dynamics community and is importnant reading for anyone faced with interpreting irregular time series." Contemporary Physics, Professor R.S. MacKay
The time variability of many natural and social phenomena is not well described by standard methods of data analysis. Nonlinear time series analysis uses chaos theory and nonlinear dynamics to understand such seemingly unpredictable behaviour. Results are applied to real data from physics, biology, medicine, and engineering. While based on a sound mathematical background, the book emphasises practical usefulness. Researchers from all experimental disciplines, including physics, the life sciences, and economy, will find guidance for the analysis of real world systems.