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The colours of infinity : the beauty and power of fractals

Author: Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon; Ian Stewart
Publisher: London : Springer, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The groundbreaking documentary accompanying this book (visit extras.springer.com) is presented by Arthur C Clarke with music by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. Introduced fifteen years ago, this brought the subject of fractals to the attention of the general public for the first time; since then it has been shown in over fifty countries around the world. Contributors to the film are joined by other leading experts in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Colours of infinity.
London : Springer, 2010
(DLC) 2010937321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon; Ian Stewart
ISBN: 9781849964869 1849964866 1849964858 9781849964852
OCLC Number: 682907507
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: The Nature of Fractal Geometry / Ian Stewart --
Exploring the Fractal Universe / Arthur C. Clarke --
A Geometry Able to Include Mountains and Clouds / Benoît Mandelbrot --
Fractal Transformations / Michael Barnsley and Louisa Barnsley --
Fractal Limits: The Mandelbrot Set and the Self-Similar Tilings of M.C. Escher / Will Rood --
Self-organization, Self-regulation, and Self-similarity on the Fractal Web / Gary William Flake and David M. Pennock, Yahoo! Research Labs --
Fractal Financial Fluctuations / Benoît Mandelbrot --
Filming The Colours of Infinity / Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon --
The Colours of Infinity --
the Film Script / Arthur C. Clarke.
Responsibility: [edited by Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon] ; with contributions by Ian Stewart [and others].

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