We show the lower special-offers-included prices in our reviews, because you need to choose the more-expensive option after you put the product in online your shopping cart. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. These promotions will be applied to this item: On the frontier of complexity science since he was a boy, Wolfram is a champion of cellular automata--256 "programs" governed by simple non-mathematical rules. 20 years in the making & revolutionary ? Starting from a collection of simple computer experiments--illustrated in the book by striking computer graphics--Stephen Wolfram shows us how their unexpected results force a whole new way of looking at the operation of our universe. Interesting but you have to close your eyes to the repetitive "one of the most important discoveries I made" style language, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 22, 2014. endobj 4 0 obj in my estimation, this will revolutionise the way in which research and development is undertaken - and not just in the physical sciences - gaining huge benefits in costs, time and effort. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? It is a must have in the library of any mathematician or physicist. --This text refers to the hardcover edition. Very light on technical detail and high on self-opinion at the very least, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 20, 2019. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. /AIS false Ed.] Hardcover. First I thought he was telling the story of Lorenz in the first few pages and then going onto the lorenz attractor, chaos theory and Poincare sections etc .... but no ... it is all about himself, a self-obsession he exhibits on every page, and his supposedly startling, earth-shattering observations that he fails to appreciate have been observed by many others before and presented in more detail, are nothing of the sort and in the intervening time has not had any impact. The perfect gift for anyone in your life who likes science. Readers will find themselves swept away by the elegant simplicity of Wolfram's ideas and the accidental artistry of the cellular automaton models. A Project to Find the Fundamental Theory of Physics, Teach Yourself Physics: a travel companion, A Student's Guide to the Schrödinger Equation (Student's Guides), Probability: For the Enthusiastic Beginner, Statistical Consequences of Fat Tails: Real World Preasymptotics, Epistemology, and Applications (Technical Incerto). Top subscription boxes – right to your door, includes free international wireless delivery via, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. << This is Wolfram's masterpiece--although I don't know why I encountered no mention of Ilachinski's already published book on CA, and of course there is much controversy over his claiming there is a New Kind of Science. 99 £7.99 £7.99 Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Mathematical science can describe and in some cases predict phenomena but cannot truly explain why what happens happens. 1 0 obj %PDF-1.4 Does this book contain inappropriate content? /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB Written with exceptional clarity, and illustrated by nearly a thousand original pictures, this seminal book allows scientists and non-scientists alike to participate in what promises to be a major intellectual revolution. >> Unable to add item to Wish List. --This text refers to the hardcover edition. While its high price may make it undesirable for casual readers, serious e-book aficionados will find it well worth the money. Mr. Wolfram has a respected and productive history in the field of computer science; his primary accolade being the powerful 'Mathmatica' suite of symbolic software tools used ubiquitously in the science and engineering fields. Rating 4.800096 out of 5 (96) £169.99. Copyright © 2020 IDG Communications, Inc. You can back out of Special Offers, but it’s going to cost you. Mr. Wolfram has a respected and productive history in the field of computer science; his primary accolade being the powerful 'Mathmatica' suite of symbolic software tools used ubiquitously in the science and engineering fields.