James Gleick's groundbreaking bestseller introduces to a whole new audience the story of one of the most significant waves of scientific knowledge in our time. By focusing on the key figures whose genius converged to chart an innovative direction for science, Gleick makes the story of chaos theory not only fascinating but also accessible, and opens our eyes to a surprising new view of the universe.
“Fascinating . . . almost every paragraph contains a jolt.” The New York Times

“Taut and exciting . . . a fascinating illustration of how the pattern of science changes.” The New York Times Book Review

“Highly entertaining . . . a startling look at newly discovered universal laws.”Chicago Tribune

“An awe-inspiring book. Reading it gave me that sensation that someone had just found the light switch.” —Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Chaos is a feast.” The Washington Post Book World