James Gleick's groundbreaking bestseller introduces to a whole new audience the story of one of the most significant waves of scientific knowledge in our time. By focusing on the key figures whose genius converged to chart an innovative direction for science, Gleick makes the story of chaos theory not only fascinating but also accessible, and opens our eyes to a surprising new view of the universe.
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4.669 times as much to marvel at
Chaos was one of the first audio books I ever listened to back in the early 90's, I thought it was great. It opened up all kinds of new perspectives and insights that I had never imagined. I've listened to it several times since then as well. It was on cassette tapes and heavily abridged, however, so when this unabridged version came out for the iPod, I downloaded it immediately. And I'm glad I did. The stories of the breakthroughs are far more developed and there were many other stories cut out of the original work, that I heard here for the first time.
If you've ever looked at a coastline or a leaf or a cloud, or listened to the breeze or dripping water and said, "you know, I've seen/heard that pattern before, then this book is for you. Because odd as it sounds, there are patterns in totally random events and processes. And if you don't think that is fascinating, then you should be watching Survivor or working in government.