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Books : reviews

Ralph H. Abraham, Christopher D. Shaw.
Dynamics: the geometry of behavior: 2nd edn.
Addison-Wesley. 1992

The study of chaos provides a new paradigm for the sciences, and Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior is a comprehensive exploration of this important branch of mathematics. The book shows a new way to learn a new mathematics – it is a visual tour that’s accessible to a wide range of academic levels. Imaginative, full-color graphics translate dynamical systems theory for the layman as well as the seasoned researcher. Originally published as a four-part series, this wonderfully readable compendium offers the complete set in one volume for the first time. Dynamics: The Geometry of Behavior is a profusely illustrated, inventive book designed for anyone who wants to learn more about dynamical systems theory.