Sunday, 6 May 2007

Deep Simplicity by John Gribbin

This guy has gone on my "buy all his books" list.

A well told, simple, elegant, powerful explanation of a subject which I would imagine seems inherently resistant to such an exposition.

How simple things spontaneously generate complicated patterns and how complexity arises without effort nearly everywhere we look.

Yes there are graphs and formulae, but don't let this put you off.

The subjects range from dripping taps, weather forecasting, extinctions, earthquakes, thermodynamics, the origin of life and fractals.

Wonderful stuff.

4 out of 5.

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