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The Colours of Infinity: The Beauty and Power of Fractals

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By: Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon (Editor), Arthur C Clarke (Contributor), Benoît Mandelbrot (Contributor)

207 pages, 155 colour & 28 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Dec 2010 | Edition: 2 | #191138 | ISBN-13: 9781849964852
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The groundbreaking documentary (accompanying The Colours of Infinity), introduced by Arthur C. Clarke, has been shown in over 50 countries around the world. Twenty five years ago it brought the subject of fractals to the attention of the general public for the first time. The contributors to the film are joined in this comprehensive survey of fractal theory and practice by some other leading experts in the field. Beautifully and copiously illustrated, this latest edition also comes with an e-copy of the groundbreaking TV documentary. It brings fractal geometry up to date by gathering the thoughts and enthusiasms of the foremost writers and researchers in the field. A new chapter from Benoit Mandelbrot, the mathematician and founder of fractal geometry, makes this a 'must-read' for anyone with an interest in fractal theory. It includes contributions from world leaders including Sir Arthur C Clarke, Michael Barnsley, and Ian Stewart


- The Nature of Fractal Geometry
- Exploring the Fractal Universe
- A Geometry Able to Include Mountains and Clouds
- Fractal Transformations
- Fractal Limits: The Mandelbrot Set and the self-similar tilings of M.C. Escher
- Self-organization, Self-regulation, and Self-similarity on the Fractal Web
- Fractal Financial Fluctuations
- Filming The Colours of Infinity
- The Colours of Infinity-the Film Script

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Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon: Producer and Director of the original documentary, he has been an independent film and documentary maker since the 1960s. He is the co-author of Introducing Fractals with Will Rood and Ralph Edney and is currently investigating the educational applications of fractal geometry.

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