The Fractal Geometry of Nature
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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Review: The Fractal Geometry of NatureUser 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 NatureUser 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