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Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness

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Until recently, such phenomena as the volatility of weather systems, the fluctuation of the shock market, or the random firing of neurons in the brain were considered too "noisy" and complex to be probed by science. But now, with the aid of high-speed computers, scientists have been able to penetrate a reality that is changing the way we perceive the universe. Their findings — the basis for chaos theory — represent one of the most exciting scientific pursuits of our time.

No better introduction to this find could be found than John Briggs and F. David Peat's Turbulent Mirror. Together, they explore the many faces of chaos and reveal how its law direct most of the processes of everyday life and how it appears that everything in the universe is interconnected — discovering an "emerging science of wholeness."

Turbulent Mirror introduces us to the scientists involved in study this endlessly strange field; to the theories that are turning our perception of the world on its head; and to the discoveries in mathematics, biology, and physics that are heralding a revolution more profound than the one responsible for producing the atomic bomb. With practical applications ranging from the control of traffic flow and the development of artifical intelligence to the treatment of heart attacks and schizophrenia, chaos promises to be an increasingly rewarding area of inquiry — of interest to everyone.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [206]-211)

About the Author

John Briggs, Ph.D., is a professor of English and the journalism coordinator at Western Connecticut State University. He lives in Danbury, Connecticut.

F. David Peat holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Liverpool and has written dozens of books on art, science, and spirituality. He lives in London and can be reached at www.fdavidpeat.com. They are the authors of Turbulent Mirror.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060916961
Subtitle:
An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness
With:
Peat, David
With:
Peat, David
Author:
Briggs, John
With:
Peat, David
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
System Theory
Subject:
Chaotic Behavior in Systems
Subject:
Nuclear Physics
Subject:
General Self-Help
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
19900626
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.23x7.44x.49 in. .79 lbs.

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