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Disorder in the Natural World

Science writer James Gleick's new book is about chaos theory, which informs all scientific disciplines. This concept can sometimes be difficult to understand; Gleick says that the unpredictability of the weather serves as an excellent example.

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Other segments from the episode on August 12, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 12, 1988: Interview with Dean Stockwell; Interview with Marty Grosz; Interview with James Gleick; Review of the book "Writing Red."

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