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Author: Leonard Smith Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Tantor Audio Audio Length: Series:The Very Short Introductions Series Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781666112726

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Chaos exists in systems all around us. Even the simplest system of cause and effect can be subject to chaos, denying us accurate predictions of its behavior, and sometimes giving rise to astonishing structures of large-scale order. Our growing understanding of Chaos Theory is having fascinating applications in the real world—from technology to global warming, politics, human behavior, and even gambling on the stock market.

Leonard Smith shows that we all have an intuitive understanding of chaotic systems. He uses accessible math and physics (replacing complex equations with simple examples like pendulums, railway lines, and tossing coins) to explain the theory, and points to numerous examples in philosophy and literature (Edgar Allen Poe, Chang-Tzu, Arthur Conan Doyle) that illuminate the problems. The beauty of fractal patterns and their relation to chaos, as well as the history of chaos, and its uses in the real world and implications for the philosophy of science are all discussed in this Very Short Introduction.

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About the Author

Leonard Smith, MD, is a renowned general gastrointestinal and vascular surgeon as well as an expert in nutrition and natural supplementation. Dr. Smith is a board-certified general surgeon and is currently a member of the volunteer faculty at the University of Miami Department of Surgery. Dr. Smith has been a surgeon in Florida for twenty-five years and currently resides there with his wife and two grown daughters.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.