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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,608 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Gleick Narrator: Rob Shapir Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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James Gleick’s groundbreaking New York Times bestseller introduces to a whole new readership 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “These are fascinating stories of insight and discovery, told with a keen sense of drama and excitement…Almost every paragraph contains a jolt.”

    New York Times

  • “Taut and exciting…a fascinating illustration of how the pattern of science changes.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Highly entertaining…a startling look at newly discovered universal laws.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Gleick does an outstanding job of explaining the thought processes and investigative techniques that researchers bring to bear on chaos problems.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “A ground-breaking book about what seems to be the future of physics.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Chaos offers an absorbing look at trailblazers on a new scientific frontier.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jonathanstray Stray | 2/17/2014

    " So influential, on the public at large and a young, fractal enthralled me... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chrisanne | 2/15/2014

    " Very informative, but written to experts. If you are a novice at science (Like me) you won't get through this one fast... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ron | 2/4/2014

    " Great science book in "semi-laymens" terms. I had a blast reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Roxie | 2/1/2014

    " I even understood some of it. "

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