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    The Fractal Geometry of Nature (Hardback)(English / German) By (author) Benoit B. Mandelbrot


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    Description"...a blend of erudition (fascinating and sometimes obscure historical minutiae abound), popularization (mathematical rigor is relegated to appendices) and exposition (the reader need have little knowledge of the fields involved) ...and the illustrations include many superb examples of computer graphics that are works of art in their own right." Nature

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    The Fractal Geometry of Nature
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Benoit B. Mandelbrot
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 460
    Width: 207 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 1,126 g
    ISBN 13: 9780716711865
    ISBN 10: 0716711869

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: RB
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    DC22: 516.15
    Ingram Subject Code: MA
    Libri: I-MA
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A51600000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16600
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000, MAT012000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 516/.15
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: PBMX
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI064000
    DC19: 516.15
    LC classification: QA447 .M357 1982, QA447.M357
    Thema V1.0: RB, PBMX
    Edition statement
    Updated ed.
    W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    W.H.Freeman & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    18 November 1982
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "A rarity: a picture book of sophisticated contemporary research ideas in mathematics."--Douglas Hofstadter, author of "Godel, Escher, Bach"
    Back cover copy
    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. To describe such shapes, this author conceived and developed a new geometry, the geometry of fractal shapes. This book is based on his highly acclaimed earlier work, but has much broader and deeper coverage and more extensive illustrations.