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The fractal geometry of nature

Benoit B. Mandelbrot (Author)
Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, and lightening 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, the geometry of fractal shapes
Print Book, English, 1982
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W.H. Freeman, San Francisco, 1982
460 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
9780716711865, 0716711869
I. Introduction
II. Three classic fractals, tamed
III. Galaxies and eddies
IV. Scaling fractals
V. Nonscaling fractals
VI. Self-mapping fractals
VII. Randomness
VIII. Stratified random fractals
IX. Fractional Brown fractals
X. Random tremas: texture
XI. Miscellany
XII. Of men and ideas
Revised version of author's 1977 work, "Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension."