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.

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  • 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 [] which will allow you to cap­ture a web­site for offline read­ing.

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