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CLOUDS ARE NOT SPHERES : A Portrait of Benoit Mandelbrot, the Founding Father of Fractal Geometry - NIGEL LESMOIR-GORDON

CLOUDS ARE NOT SPHERES

A Portrait of Benoit Mandelbrot, the Founding Father of Fractal Geometry

By: NIGEL LESMOIR-GORDON

Hardcover | 12 March 2018 | Edition Number 1

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'The book is well-illustrated, earlier chapters with monochrome portraits of Mandelbrot, his family and those who influenced him, and later ones with striking colour pictures not only of the Mandelbrot set and other computer generated fractals, but also of aEUR?realaEUR (TM) fractals including cloud formations and rural and mountain scenes ... This celebration of MandelbrotaEUR (TM)s scientific life is largely based on interviews that the author had with him when making films on his work ... A challenge for historians of mathematics and science in coming years will be to produce a more broadly contextual and rounded account of the advent of fractals.'London Math SocietyThe time is right, following Benoit Mandelbrot's death in 2010, to publish this landmark book about the life and work of this maverick math genius.This compact book celebrates the life and achievements of Benoit Mandelbrot with the ideas of fractals presented in a way that can be understood by the interested lay-person. Mathematics is largely avoided. Instead, Mandelbrot's ideas and insights are described using a combination of intuition and pictures. The early part of the book is largely biographical, but it portrays well how Mandelbrot's life and ideas developed and led to the fractal notions that are surveyed in the latter parts of the book.

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"There's much to recommend in this text. Nigel's collection of quotations taken from interviews he conducted provide valuable insights, many unavailable in print in any other place. Also, Nigel has assembled nice examples in chapters 7 and 8, some are familiar, some are less well-known, some will surprise readers. His overall picture is a useful addition to the literature about one of the most creative scientists of the 20th century. I look forward to seeing it in print." Michael FrameYale University "With its stunning pictures and lucid text, Clouds Are Not Spheres celebrates the works and the life of this remarkable man." Emeritus Professor Ian StewartUniversity of Warwick "It is a fine popular biography that will appeal to a far wider audience than any other book which focuses on Mandelbrot." Nathan CohenFractal Antenna Systems, Inc.

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