The Fractal Geometry of Nature

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The Fractal Geometry of Nature
The Fractal Geometry of Nature - bookcover.jpg
Cover of the hardcover edition
Author Benoît Mandelbrot
Country United States
Language English
Subject Mathematics
Publisher W. H. Freeman and Co.
Publication date
1982
Media type Print
ISBN 0-7167-1186-9

The Fractal Geometry of Nature is a 1982 book by the Franco-American mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot.[1][2]

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The Fractal Geometry of Nature is a revised and enlarged version of his 1977 book entitled Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension, which in turn was a revised, enlarged, and translated version of his 1975 French book, Les Objects Fractals: Forme, Hasard et Dimension. American Scientist put the book in its one hundred books of 20th century science.[3]

As technology has improved mathematically accurate, computer-drawn fractals have become more detailed. Early drawings were low-resolution black and white; later drawings were higher resolution and in color. Many examples were created by programmers working with Mandelbrot, primarily at IBM Research. These visualizations have added to persuasiveness of the books and their impact on the scientific community.[citation needed]

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