Published by Penguin Group USA, 2008
ISBN 10: 0143113453 / ISBN 13: 9780143113454
Used / PAP / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Synopsis: The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick—the author of Time Travel: A History—that reveals the science behind chaos theory

A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary edition of James Gleick’s groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a whole new readership to chaos theory, one of the most significant waves of scientific knowledge in our time. From Edward Lorenz’s discovery of the Butterfly Effect, to Mitchell Feigenbaum’s calculation of a universal constant, to Benoit Mandelbrot’s concept of fractals, which created a new geometry of nature, Gleick’s engaging narrative focuses on the key figures whose genius converged to chart an innovative direction for science. In Chaos, Gleick makes the story of chaos theory not only fascinating but also accessible to beginners, and opens our eyes to a surprising new view of the universe.

Review: Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. James Gleick, a former science writer for the New York Times, resides in this exclusive category. In Chaos, he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos--the seemingly random patterns that characterize many natural phenomena.

This is not a purely technical book. Instead, it focuses as much on the scientists studying chaos as on the chaos itself. In the pages of Gleick's book, the reader meets dozens of extraordinary and eccentric people. For instance, Mitchell Feigenbaum, who constructed and regulated his life by a 26-hour clock and watched his waking hours come in and out of phase with those of his coworkers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

As for chaos itself, Gleick does an outstanding job of explaining the thought processes and investigative techniques that researchers bring to bear on chaos problems. Rather than attempt to explain Julia sets, Lorenz attractors, and the Mandelbrot Set with gigantically complicated equations, Chaos relies on sketches, photographs, and Gleick's wonderful descriptive prose.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: PAP
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James Gleick
Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Better World Books: West
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin (Non-Classics), 2008. Book Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88902750

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Gleick, James
Published by Penguin Books
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
glenthebookseller
(Montgomery, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Good. 0143113453 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc. Bookseller Inventory # Z0143113453Z3

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James Gleick
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
Used Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Book Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 0143113453-2-4

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Gleick
Published by Penguin (c/o RH) (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
Used Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
textbooksNow
(Westchester, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin (c/o RH), 2008. Book Condition: Used. 2nd Edition. 2nd Edition-BOOK CONDITION: Used books will have varying degrees of wear, highlighting, and notations. Access codes & supplemental materials may not be included. Inventory is subject to prior sale. SHIPPING: Only Standard shipping to PO Boxes. We are not able to ship to APO/FPOs or Internationally. Orders are shipped from Illinois. Bookseller Inventory # 5330527U2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

James Gleick
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ashworth Books
(Sidney, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. NEW. Bookseller Inventory # 17MAY2719

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Gleick, James
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
Used Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Smith Family Bookstore
(Eugene, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Price stamp. Text unmarked. Tight spine. Light wear to cover, bumps, dings, scuffs, sticker. Bookseller Inventory # 3034230

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 10.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Gleick, James
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2008. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VP-9780143113454

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Gleick, James (Author)
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0143113453

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Gleick, James
Published by Penguin Books 9/1/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books 9/1/2008, 2008. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Chaos: Making a New Science. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780143113454

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Gleick, James
Published by Penguin Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0143113453 ISBN 13: 9780143113454
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # 0143113453

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 26 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book