The Fractal Geometry of Nature

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Macmillan, 1983 - Mathematics - 468 pages
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Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, and lightning 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  - John Schneider - Goodreads

"The Fractal Geometry of Nature" is a book to be skimmed by many but read closely by few because its excellences are so uneven. On the one hand Mandelbrot creates truly wonderful images that allow ... Read full review

Review: The Fractal Geometry of Nature

User Review  - Elio Nakouzi - Goodreads

A modern classic. The style of writing lurks between the literary and the scientific, very much like the topic itself. Read full review

Contents

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Back Matter
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Index
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Back Cover
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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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