Quantity: 1 available
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.
Title: The Fractal Geometry of Nature
Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., W. H. Freeman & Company: 1983
ISBN Number: 0716711869
ISBN Number 13: 9780716711865
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 143735
Description: A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Full maroon cloth boards with a gilt design on front and gilt lettering on spine. Small tear on edge worn dust jacket. Bumped corners. 8"w x 9 1/4"h. Black and white illustrations throughout. "Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, and lightning does not travel in a straight line. The complexity of nature's shapes differs inkind, not merely degree, from that of the shapes of ordinary geometry. To describe such shapes, Benoit Mandelbrot conceived and developed a new geometry, the geometry of fractal shapes."