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Nature's Chaos
     

Nature's Chaos

by James Gleick, Eliot Porter
 

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With 102 spectacular full-color photos, this fascinating "field guide" explores the world's natural disorder.

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With 102 spectacular full-color photos, this fascinating "field guide" explores the world's natural disorder.

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Library Journal
This collaboration by the eminent nature photographer and the recent author of Chaos: Making a New Science ( LJ 8/87) uses the photographer's observation of the ``random chaos of the natural world--a world of endless variety where nothing was ever the same'' to elucidate the new science. While reflections on the disorder of nature are eloquently articulated by both Gleick and Porter, the main offering is the selection of over 100 photographs, most previously unpublished, culled from a lifetime of work. Details and fragments are intermixed with landscapes, exploring the tension between order and chaos. Here are icicles, lichens, mosses, rocks, leaves, lava flows, clouds, cinders, even crab scratchings and flamingos, from far flung places such as Kenya, Uganda, Tan zania, Maine, Michigan, the Galapagos, Iceland, Antarctica, and Asia. What is revealed in this new book is more than the science of chaos--it is the wonder of this photographer's eye and artistry.-- Ann Copeland, Champaign, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759521186
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
972,046
File size:
9 MB

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