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Chance and Chaos by David Ruelle
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Oct 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: science, chaos, reviewed

This thin book has a lot of interesting ideas in it but if you want a book about chaos this one is probably not the best one to start with.
While the concept of chaos appears multiple times the book reads more as a sequence of loosely connected articles rather than a book. The topics covered include quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, probability theory, chaos theory and even information theory, a bit too much at the same time i believe.
It's easy to pick up and read though as you can choose the chapters you fancy and learn something new - the book also has a notes section which expand on the topics in chapters in more detail for a more scientifically-inclined reader.

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