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James Gleick

James Gleick is our leading chronicler of science and technology, the bestselling 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 30 languages.

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The Character of Physical Law
Written by Richard P. Feynman, Introduction by James Gleick
Modern Library | Hardcover | November 1994
$19.00/25.00(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
$21.00/28.00(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)

To his colleagues, Richard Feynman was not so much a genius as he was a full-blown magician: someone who “does things that nobody else could do and that seem completely unexpected.” The path he cleared for twentieth-century physics led from the making of the atomic bomb to a Nobel Prize-winning theory of... 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)

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 information theory. 
Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of human...

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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
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2017
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-6892-2 (0-8041-6892-X)

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From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Information and Chaos comes this enthralling history of time travel—a concept that has preoccupied physicists and storytellers over the course of the last century.

James Gleick delivers a mind-bending exploration of time travel—from its origins in literature and science to... 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