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James Gleick

JAMES GLEICK is our leading chronicler of science and technology, the best-selling author of Chaos: Making a New Science, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood. His books have been translated into thirty languages.


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The Character of Physical Law
Written by Richard P. Feynman, Introduction by James Gleick
Modern Library | Hardcover | November 1994
$17.95/25.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-60127-2 (0-679-60127-9)

Like any set of oral reflections, The Character of Physical Law has special value as a demonstration of the mind in action. The reader is particularly lucky in Richard Feynman - one of the most eminent and imaginative modern physicists.

In these Messenger Lectures, originally delivered at Cornell University and recorded for television by... Read more

Written by James Gleick
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | August 2008
$21.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311345-4 (0-14-311345-3)

The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick—the author of Time Travel: A History—that reveals the science behind chaos theory

A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary edition of James Gleick’s groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a whole new... Read more

Written by James Gleick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2000
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-77548-5 (0-679-77548-X)

From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated author of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world.

Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones... Read more

Written by James Gleick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1993
$17.95/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74704-8 (0-679-74704-4)

From the author of the national bestseller Chaos comes an outstanding biography of one of the most dazzling and flamboyant scientists of the 20th century that "not only paints a highly attractive portrait of Feynman but also . . . makes for a stimulating adventure in the annals of science" (The... Read more

The Information
Written by James Gleick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2012
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9623-7 (1-4000-9623-5)

A New York Times Notable Book
Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year
Winner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and...

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The Information
Written by James Gleick
Pantheon | Hardcover | March 2011
$35.00/41.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-42372-7 (0-375-42372-9)

James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.
The story of information begins...

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Isaac Newton
Written by James Gleick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2004
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3295-2 (1-4000-3295-4)

Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in 1642, fatherless and unwanted by his mother. When he died in London in 1727 he was so renowned he was given a state funeral—an unheard-of honor for a subject whose achievements were in the realm of the intellect. During the years he... Read more

Time Travel
Written by James Gleick
Pantheon | Hardcover | September 2016
$26.95/35.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-90879-7 (0-307-90879-8)

“A time-jumping, head-tripping odyssey.” The Millions
“A bracing swim in the waters of science, technology and fiction.” Washington Post
“A thrilling journey of ideas.” Boston Globe

From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, here is a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science... Read more

What Just Happened
Written by James Gleick
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2003
$13.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71391-0 (0-375-71391-3)

For the past decade change seemed to happen over night, every night. Fueled by the exponential rise of technology, the digital revolution was difficult for many to make sense of, but James Gleick watched and analyzed, criticized and commended, participated in and prophesized about the instantaneous transformations of the world as... Read more