Stephen Wolfram’s Bestseller, A New Kind of Science, Now Free to Read/Download Online




It’s been 15 years since computer scientist and physicist Stephen Wolfram published his bestselling book A New Kind of ScienceAnd now Wolfram has put his book online. It’s available in its entirety, all 1,200 pages, including the superb graphics. Feel free to read the pages on the web. Or download them as PDFs.

It’s also worth reading Wolfram’s new blog post where, in announcing the new online edition, he revisits the intellectual contributions he made with the book.

The online edition of A New Kind of Science will be added to our collection, 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices.

via BoingBoing

If you would like to get Open Culture post’s via email, please sign up for our free email newsletter here.

And if you would like to support the mission of Open Culture, consider making a donation to our site. It’s hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best cultural and educational materials to learners everywhere. You can contribute through PayPal, Patreon, Venmo (@openculture) and Crypto. Thanks for your support!

Related Content:

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Now Completely Online

200 Free Textbooks: A Meta Collection

Download 464 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

John Grisham Is Letting You Download His New Novel as a Free eBook


by | Permalink | Comments (2) |

Support Open Culture

We’re hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture’s educational mission, please consider making a donation. We accept PayPal, Venmo (@openculture), Patreon and Crypto! Please find all options here. We thank you!

Comments (2)
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.
  • Tony H. says:

    Not to take away from the generosity of the author and publisher who have made the book freely available, however it would be much more practical to have made it also downloadable. Yes, you can download each page as a pdf but is anyone going to do that for 1200 pages? By the same token how feasible is it to use a website to read that amount of material either? It seems more like a marketing stunt than real intent to freely distribute the book.

  • Forrest Richey says:

    there is website downloading software [https://www.httrack.com/] which will allow you to capture a website for offline reading.

Leave a Reply

Quantcast
Open Culture was founded by Dan Colman.