Introducing Fractals: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Fractals: A Graphic Guide

Book rating: 04 Paperback Introducing

By (author) Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, By (author) Will Rood, Illustrated by Ralph Edney

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  • Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 118mm x 166mm x 16mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 16 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Duxford
  • ISBN 10: 1848310870
  • ISBN 13: 9781848310872
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: b/w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 110,445

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From Zeno to Mandelbrot: explore this new language with which you can describe the shape of cloud as precisely as an architect can describe a house.

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Author information

Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon is a producer of television documentaries. Will Rood studied mathematics at Cambridge University. His fractal animations have graced many television documentaries and his artwork has featured on numerous magazines, posters and CD sleeves. Ralph Edney trained as a mathematician, and has worked as a teacher, journalist, illustrator and political cartoonist.

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By Barzali 18 Sep 2011 4

See page 39, last sentence (and last line of text on the page):

the size of the new triangle will be 1/4, not 1/2, of that of the original triangle, if by size you mean area. The length of the sides of the new triangle will be half the length of the sides of the original triangle...

By Meow-Ludo 05 May 2010 4

Fractals can be difficult to wrap your head around and this book did a great job in explaining them to a reader with a basic knowledge of maths.

I found this book to be thought provoking but found that sometimes concepts were not explored deeply enough to provide the reader with the tools to fully understand the concepts and diagrams being presented.

It did however instill a sense of wonder and curiosity that urges the reader to continue on their journey by reading the 'Suggested Readings' at the end.

This book is one that will have a beautiful impact on the way that you view the natural world around you. Highly Recommended.