Waterproof, superbly built and a pleasure to use, the All-New Kindle Oasis is one of the best e-readers we’ve tested. And that’s good news. Had this been written by a lesser scientist, many academics might have dismissed it as the work of a crank. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Verbose, over long, repetitive, insufferably arrogant and plagiaristic this book is (see other reviews), it does have one big advantage - It contains a wealth of information on cellular automata. I think, however, that a more measured reaction is possible if one neither buys SW's overblown sense of his own importance nor becomes irate at a person whose premature mastery of physics clearly inhibited his emotional development. Knowing which Kindle to buy is the next question, and it depends on your budget and your reading preferences. When someone says they want an e-reader, they most likely mean they want an Amazon Kindle. I am looking forward to reading it. There wasn't much that I found interesting or original. Unable to add item to List. Had this been written by a lesser scientist, many academics might have dismissed it as the work of a crank. --This text refers to the hardcover edition. 8 0 obj Starting in 1986 he created Mathematica, the primary software system now used for technical computing worldwide, and the tool which made A New Kind of Science possible. /SM 0.02 Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2019. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Having said that, it is in no way a detraction of the book or the man; I applaud him for what he has achieved and for presenting it to the world with articulate and informal narrative. He received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics in 1979 at the age of 20, and in the early 1980s made a series of discoveries which launched the field of complex systems research. Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People, An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language, Computation and the Future of the Human Condition, The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe, Stephen Wolfram was born in London and educated at Eton, Oxford, and Caltech. The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (Pelican Books), The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics (Oxford Landmark Science), Humble Pi: When Math Goes Wrong in the Real World, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. << Maybe I’ll see if I can build up some more background and try it again, Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2019. I imagine it will ultimately reward a non specialist in the field like myself at the cost of many hours of my life. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Even the most learned and accomplished students in the field will find this a tough read but it is both engaging and satisfying. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Idea Makers: Personal Perspectives on the Lives & Ideas of Some Notable People, An Elementary Introduction to the Wolfram Language, How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom, Hands-On Start to Wolfram Mathematica: and Programming with the Wolfram Language. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. [/Pattern /DeviceRGB] Wolfram went on to discover that the same vastly complex images could be produced by even very simple sets of rules and argues here that dynamic and complex systems throughout nature are triggered by simple programs. /Width 300 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. In order to navigate out of this carousel, please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 6, 2015. Ed.] Given its source, though, it will merit discussion for years to come. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the job done. This his explicit claim in the first chapter and it's made not in the name of this "new science" but on behalf of Wolfram himself. endobj Purchasing one of Amazon’s less expensive Kindles could mean missing out on important features that could make the time you spend reading more pleasurable. Fast, FREE delivery, video streaming, music, and much more. A New Kind of Science is a gorgeous, 1,280-page tome more than a decade in the making.