The Primacy of Doubt

The Primacy of Doubt From Climate Change to Quantum Physics, How the Science of Uncertainty Can Help Predict and Understand Our Chaotic World

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A bold, visionary, and mind-bending exploration of how the geometry of chaos can explain our uncertain world - from weather and pandemics to quantum physics and free will Covering a breathtaking range of topics - from climate change to the foundations of quantum physics, from economic modelling to conflict prediction, from free will to consciousness and spirituality - The Primacy of Doubt takes us on a unique journey through the science of uncertainty. A key theme that unifies these seemingly unconnected topics is the geometry of chaos: the beautiful and profound fractal structures that lie at the heart of much of modern mathematics. Royal Society Research Professor Tim Palmer shows us how the geometry of chaos not only provides the means to predict the world around us, it suggests new insights into some of the most astonishing aspects of our universe and ourselves. This important and timely book helps the reader makes sense of uncertainty in a rapidly changing world.

Book information

ISBN: 9780192843593
Publisher: OUP OXFORD
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 003.2015118
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xx, 297
Weight: 528g
Height: 163mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 32mm