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The Colours of Infinity

The Beauty and Power of Fractals

Lesmoir-Gordon, Nigel (Ed.)

Originally published by Clear Press Ltd.

2nd ed. 2010, X, 207p. 198 illus., 122 illus. in color. With online files/update.

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  • - Beautifully and copiously illustrated, this edition also comes with an e-copy of the groundbreaking TV documentary
  • A new chapter from Benoît Mandelbrot, the mathematician and founder of fractal geometry, makes this a ‘must-read’ for anyone with an interest in fractal theory
  • - Brings fractal geometry up to date by gathering the thoughts and enthusiasms of the foremost writers in the field

The groundbreaking documentary accompanying this book (visit extras.springer.com) is presented by Arthur C Clarke with music by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. Introduced fifteen years ago, this brought the subject of fractals to the attention of the general public for the first time; since then it has been shown in over fifty countries around the world.

Contributors to the film are joined by other leading experts in this latest edition of ‘The Colours of Infinity’, a comprehensive survey of fractal theory and practice. Incorporating an additional chapter on the money markets by the fractal master himself, Professor Benoit Mandelbrot, the documentary has also been re-mastered providing stunning new fractal animations. A must read for anyone with an interest in the ‘beauty and power of fractals’.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Fractal - Fractals - Natur - Self-similarity - organization

Related subjects » Complexity - Geometry & Topology - Popular Science

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