Fractals: On the Edge of Chaos (Wooden Books)

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Fractals are an incredibly beautiful way to visualize the complexity that can occur with relatively simple inputs. This book takes you on a lovely little journey deep into the world of fractals, explaining what they are and how they can be created, as well as the beauty that lies behind them. Fractals are a visual representation of mathematics, and this book does not shy away from mathematical explanations although the explanations are very clear and worthy of a reader’s attention; putting in the work to understand what is going on yields great dividends in appreciation. The author is a consummate expert as well as a great fan and guides you along with fractal developments, from relatively simple to increasingly complicated ones, all illustrated by gorgeous wood-cut illustrations that are magnificent works of art on their own whether you understand the mathematics or not. The text of the book is a great explanation and (tiny) introduction to fractals and chaos theory; the illustrations make this book one you want on display. Although it is so small, every time you dip into it you will find more to discover, leading to deeper levels of understanding and appreciation –just like fractals themselves.


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Author Oliver Linton
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 64 pages
Publisher Bloomsbury
Publish Date 2021-Feb-23
ISBN 9781635575088
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Issue March 2021
Category Science & Nature
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