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Fractals : hunting the hidden dimension

Author: Michael Schwarz, (Producer)Bill JerseyNeil RossChristopher RifeJohn ChaterAll authors
Publisher: Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation : PBS Home Video, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nova takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation, stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design."--Container.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Nonfiction television programs
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Schwarz, (Producer); Bill Jersey; Neil Ross; Christopher Rife; John Chater; WGBH Educational Foundation.; Quest Productions.; Kikim Media (Firm); Catticus Corporation.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 9781593758523 1593758529
OCLC Number: 271271934
Language Note: Optional English SDH subtitles for the hearing impaired ; optional English descriptions for the vision impaired.
Notes: Special features: Materials and activities for educators ; Nova web link.
Credits: Editor, John Haptas ; director of photography, John Chater ; sound, Doug Dunderdale ; music, Christopher Rife.
Performer(s): Narrator, Neil Ross.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on PBS in 2008 as an episode of Nova.
Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo., NTSC.; Computer with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat required to open and print teacher's guide in pdf format.
Contents: Fractal basics --
The Mandelbrot set --
On the defense --
Fractals in the body --
Nature's fractal nature.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Hunting the hidden dimension
Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a Quest Productions and Kikim Media production for Nova ; in association with the Catticus Corporation ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; senior series producer, Melanie Wallace ; produced and directed by Michael Schwarz and Bill Jersey.

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"Nova takes viewers on a fascinating quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical and artistic innovation, stretching from the ecology of the rainforest to fashion design."--Container.

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