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Fractal geometry is the geometry of the natural world. It mirrors the uneven but real shapes of nature, the world as we actually experience it. Introducing Fractal Geometry traces the development of this revolutionary new discipline.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 26th 2002 by Totem Books (first published October 29th 1996)
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Don Stanton
It was a fascinating book, that allows me to have a glimpse into the smallest tiniest structures that we are all familiar with in nature.
I once had a physicist professor who used to say that everything could be described in the form of an equation. Looking out my window at that very moment I saw the leaves on trees, and asked what is the formula for the shape of the leaves on the trees?
His response took me off guard, thinking that I was going to get some mumbo jumbo, he simply said I don't know,
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Davor Petričević
Za sve koji vole matematiku vrlo pitka knjižica s puno grafičkih prikaza koji na svima shvatljiv način objašnjavaju pojam i ulogu fraktala.
Sally
Dost mine eyes deceive me? Introducing Fractal Geometry for $1? On the kids' shelf? And it's illustrated, of course!!!

It could be titles "Fractal Geometry: the Graphic Novel."

*****

Wow! That was fun! There was some I didn't really get - like how a set cannot contain itself, and how that related to fractals; and (still) what an attractor is. But the history was fascinating. I had no idea how contemporary Mendelbrot is. When my Dad got his M-set images published in Scientific American, Mandelbrot's
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Susan
I had picked this up at a used book store, thinking it could be a good introduction to this exciting new field of math for my advanced math students. The format is appealing -- every page has photos or drawings to illustrate what's being discussed.

But I don't think I learned anything I didn't know about fractals reading it, and not because I'm already an expert. I couldn't figure out an underlying organization to the book. It felt like a bunch of disconnected facts about fractals, or the math le
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Nathan Glenn
This was a fascinating read, despite everybody who saw the cover saying "that looks boring, how could you read that?"

Fractals are shape contain repeated versions of themselves, like the Sierpinski triangle (do a Google image search right now if you don't know what that is). The really important thing about fractal geometry, though, is that it is the shape of nature. We are shaped fractally, plants are shaped fractally, continents are shaped fractally, the sky is fractal, etc. The list of applica
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Bradley Gram-hansen
This is not meant to be a technical book. It does what it says on the "tin" , it introduces fractals, but in a very down to earth way.
Brian
Ever wanted to know why certain works of art become icons, why certain buildings have iconic architecture, or why certain songs stick in your head for days? This introduction and overview of fractal geometry will tell you the single ingredient all of the greatest works have and how to recognize it. Along the way you'll learn some fascinating theories of math.
Natalie
This is a fun and concise introduction to fractals. The comic book format is a nice foil to some of the more challenging ideas. On balance, perhaps a little too much time is spent making real-world connections (some very apt others, a bit touchy feely).

On the whole a great place to start and get your barings.
Joe
Aug 23, 2009 Joe rated it 4 of 5 stars
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What a fun book. First time in a long time that I read a book from cover to cover in one sitting. I was inspired by a recent broadcast on Nova to explore fractals further. True, you have to be a bit of a nerd to enjoy such a book, but I found it very cool.
Kevin de Ataíde
Illustrated tour of the history of Fractal Geometry, centred around the contribution of Mandelbrôt. This is not the best introduction, but the illustrations make it very readable. It builds the curiosity necessary to find a better book.
Eric
Ah. Comic Books.
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