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New Left Review I/181, May-June 1990

Harmke Kamminga

What is This Thing Called Chaos?

It is difficult for professional scientists, much less the general public, to distinguish excessive hype from solid scientific achievement. Chaos has given us both.

John Franks [1] Quoted from mathematician John Frank’s (critical) review of James Gleick’s book (see note 2). The review appeared, with a reply from Gleick and counter-reply, in The Mathematical Intelligencer, vol. 11, 1989, pp. 65–69.

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