Introducing Chaos (Paperback)

A Graphic Guide

Ziauddin Sardar

Iwona Abrams

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If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas?

Chaos theory attempts to answer such baffling questions. The discovery of randomness in apparently predictable physical systems has evolved into a science that declares the universe to be far more unpredictable than we have ever imagined.
Introducing Chaos explains how chaos makes its presence felt in events from the fluctuation of animal populations to the ups and downs of the stock market. It also examines the roots of chaos in modern maths and physics, and explores the relationship between chaos and complexity, the 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.

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.

‘A beautifully succinct primer… highly recommended’Time Out


about this book

ISBN: 9781848310131

Price: 6.99 GBP 9.95 USD 9.95 USD

Pages: 176

Publication date: 04/09/2008

Category: Popular Science

Series: Introducing...

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