The Fractal Geometry of Nature

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Henry Holt and Company, 1983 - Mathematics - 468 pages
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Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, and lightening does not travel in a straight line. The complexity of nature's shapes differs in kind, not merely degree, from that of the shapes of ordinary geometry, the geometry of fractal shapes.

Now that the field has expanded greatly with many active researchers, Mandelbrot presents the definitive overview of the origins of his ideas and their new applications. The Fractal Geometry of Nature is based on his highly acclaimed earlier work, but has much broader and deeper coverage and more extensive illustrations.

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User Review  - Cmarcos - Goodreads

What a book! Unlike anything you may have read before. The book itself has fractal structure. Truly a master piece. It covers almost everything from a strictly geometrical point of view. Linear readers beware, you may get really annoyed by this book. Read full review

Review: The Fractal Geometry of Nature

User Review  - C. Marcos - Goodreads

What a book! Unlike anything you may have read before. The book itself has fractal structure. Truly a master piece. It covers almost everything from a strictly geometrical point of view. Linear readers beware, you may get really annoyed by this book. Read full review

About the author (1983)

Benoit Mandelbrot is the Abraham Robinson Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Yale University and IBM Fellow Emeritus at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

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