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Deep Simplicity Bringing Order to Chaos and Complexity

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ISBN-10: 140006256X

ISBN-13: 9781400062560

Edition: 2005

Authors: John Gribbin

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Over the past two decades, no field of scientific inquiry has had a more striking impact across a wide array of disciplines–from biology to physics, computing to meteorology–than that known as chaos and complexity, the study of complex systems. Now astrophysicist John Gribbin draws on his expertise to explore, in prose that communicates not only the wonder but the substance of cutting-edge science, the principles behind chaos and complexity. He reveals the remarkable ways these two revolutionary theories have been applied over the last twenty years to explain all sorts of phenomena–from weather patterns to mass extinctions. Grounding these paradigm-shifting ideas in their historical…    
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/5/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

John R. Gribbin (born 19 March 1946) is a British science writer, an astrophysicist, and a visiting fellow in astronomy at the University of Sussex. The topical range of his prolific writings include quantum physics, human evolution, climate change, global warming, the origins of the universe, and biographies of famous scientists. He also writes science fiction. In 1984, Gribbin published In Search of Schr�dinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality, the book that he is best known for, which continues to sell well even after years of publication. At the 2009 World Conference of Science Journalists, the Association of British Science Writers presented Gribbin with their Lifetime Achievement…