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# Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness

Until recently, such phenomena as the volatility of weather systems, the fluctuation of the shock market, or the random firing of neurons in the brain were considered too "noisy" and complex to be probed by science. But now, with the aid of high-speed computers, scientists have been able to penetrate a reality that is changing the way we perceive the universe. Their findin
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Paperback, 224 pages

Published
June 26th 1990
by Harper Perennial
(first published 1989)

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At first, I was a bit worried that the book might be too math heavy (yes, I'm slightly intimidated by pages full of equations and mysterious symbols that make absolutely no sense for me). Which turned out to be true, but not in the way I anticipated: it explores some very fundamental mathematical concepts, deeper than I ever could have imagined, but without using the dreaded mathematical language.

Instead it is fra ...more

For someone who doesn't have a background in science, I was able to keep up moderately well. I learned a lot and would recommend it to someone interested in chaos theory. I now know at least how to introduce someone to the topic, although I do wish he would have included more explanation of the theory. The entire book wa ...more

The basic principles behind chaos theory are explained with vivid pictures to ease understanding of the complex (pun) math.

This is possibly the least abstract form of math, as it attempts to explain many of the patterns (and randomness) found in nature and life. Everything from fluctuations in animal populations to the ups and downs of Wall Street are ...more

There's little to critique with a book like this. The writing is clear, the re-occurring metaphor with the Yellow Emperor is a little strained ...more

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