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# Chaos for Beginners (Graphic Guides)

Sardar examines the roots of chaos in modern mathematics and physics, and explores the relationship between chaos and complexity--the new unifying theory which suggests that all complex systems evolve from a few simple rules. Illustrations.

Paperback, 176 pages

Published
1998
by Totem Books

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Probably the objective of the book could be most appropriately summmarized by saying that it lets you go beyond what up till now has been perceived only withi ...more

Jan 12, 2014
Justin Tapp
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Last year I mentioned a couple of times that I wanted to learn more about Chaos Theory. The last book I read was written by Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, and fractals are a cornerstone in chaos theory.

This book is basically like a Cliffs Notes, except much weirder. Each page tries to explain some aspect of chaos theory and its evolution, and each page features a large picture--usually a manipulated photograph-- to try and bring the point home. But the picures are all pretty ...more

This book is basically like a Cliffs Notes, except much weirder. Each page tries to explain some aspect of chaos theory and its evolution, and each page features a large picture--usually a manipulated photograph-- to try and bring the point home. But the picures are all pretty ...more

It does a good job of surveying the history and development of chaos theory with specific reference to the important pieces of research and the people who publ ...more

It can be seen as a tasting menu that could send one searching for other books by authors mentioned in the text.

Jun 16, 2013
Hoàng Quang
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Ziauddin Sardar has written or edited 45 books over a period of 30 years, many with his long-time co-author Merryl Wyn Davies. Recent titles include Balti Britain: a Journey Through the British Asian Experience (Granta, 2008); and How Do You Know: Reading Ziauddin Sardar on Islam, Science and Cultural Relations (Pluto, 2006). The first volume of his memoirs is Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journey
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