Introducing Chaos

A Graphic Guide

Ziauddin Sardar and Iwona Abrams
AUD $12.99
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If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas?

Introducing Chaos explains how chaos makes its presence felt in many varieties of event, from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market. It also 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.

This is an accessible introduction to an astonishing and controversial theory that could dramatically change our view of the natural world and our place in a turbulent universe.

Author bio:

Ziauddin Sardar is a hugely renowned writer, broadcaster, journalist and critic. 'Britain's own Muslim polymath' (Independent) has become one of the UK's leading intellectuals and writes on a huge variety of subjects in numerous newspapers and magazines throughout the world. He is also Visiting Professor of Postcolonial Studies at the City University, London.

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781848310131
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: January 2009
Page Extent: 176
Format: Book
Subject: Popular science

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