Introducing Fractals: A Graphic Guide
Fractal Geometry is the geometry of the natural world - animal, vegetable and mineral. It's about the broken, wrinkled, wiggly world - the uneven shapes of nature, unlike the idealized forms of Euclidean geometry. We see fractals everywhere; indeed we are fractal! Fractal Geometry is an extension of classical geometry. Using computers, it can make precise models of physical structures - from ferns to galaxies. Fractal geometry is a new language. Once you speak it, you can describe the shape of cloud as precisely as an architect can describe a house.
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We are damn fractals; well, the whole universe is. Nature doesn't know the geometry we learn at school, she has been using fractal geometry. This little book tell us how a bunch of ingenious people managed to figure this out. The whole thing was synthesized by the odd genius in Mandelbrot.