The Essence of Chaos by Edward N. Lorenz

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Chaos surrounds us. Seemingly random events ― the flapping of a flag, a storm-driven wave striking the shore, a pinball's path ― often appear to have no order, no rational pattern. Explicating the theory of chaos and the consequences of its principal findings ― that actual, precise rules may govern such apparently random behavior ― has been a major part of the work of Edward N. Lorenz. In The Essence of Chaos, Lorenz presents to the general reader the features of this "new science," with its far-reaching implications for much of modern life, from weather prediction to philosophy, and he describes its considerable impact on emerging scientific fields.

University of Washington Press, 1995.
ISBN: 9780295975146. 227 pp.
Softcover. Near fine.