Top Marketplace offers for ISBN

9780716711865

The Fractal Geometry of Nature

Mandelbrot, Benoit B. Author

4.09 avg rating
( 592 ratings by GoodReads )
Not the book you're looking for? Search for all books with this author and title
Image Not Available

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.

Now that the field has expanded greatly with many active researchers, Mandelbrot presents the definitive overview of the origins of his ideas and their new applications. The Fractal Geometry of Nature is based on his highly acclaimed earlier work, but has much broader and deeper coverage and more extensive illustrations.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Imagine an equilateral triangle. Now, imagine smaller equilateral triangles perched in the center of each side of the original triangle--you have a Star of David. Now, place still smaller equilateral triangles in the center of each of the star's 12 sides. Repeat this process infinitely and you have a Koch snowflake, a mind-bending geometric figure with an infinitely large perimeter, yet with a finite area. This is an example of the kind of mathematical puzzles that this book addresses.

The Fractal Geometry of Nature is a mathematics text. But buried in the deltas and lambdas and integrals, even a layperson can pick out and appreciate Mandelbrot's point: that somewhere in mathematics, there is an explanation for nature. It is not a coincidence that fractal math is so good at generating images of cliffs and shorelines and capillary beds.

About the Author:

Benoit Mandelbrot is the Abraham Robinson Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Yale University and IBM Fellow Emeritus at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$
US$ 53.30

Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mandelbrot, Benoit B. Author
ISBN 10: 0716711869 ISBN 13: 9780716711865
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97807167118651.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 53.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mandelbrot, Benoit B. Author
Published by W. H. Freeman and Company
ISBN 10: 0716711869 ISBN 13: 9780716711865
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Books Market
(Hayward, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. H. Freeman and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0716711869 Brand New in Mint condition. Guaranteed delivery in 2-4 days when you order with Expedited Shipping! No Expedited shipping to PO Boxes. Bookseller Inventory # 0716711869

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.14
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mandelbrot, Benoit B. Author
Published by W. H. Freeman and Company
ISBN 10: 0716711869 ISBN 13: 9780716711865
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ExtremelyReliable
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. H. Freeman and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0716711869

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 56.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mandelbrot, Benoit B. Author
ISBN 10: 0716711869 ISBN 13: 9780716711865
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0716711869BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mandelbrot, Benoit B. Author
Published by W H Freeman & Co (1982)
ISBN 10: 0716711869 ISBN 13: 9780716711865
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W H Freeman & Co, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. updated ed. edition. 468 pages. 9.50x8.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0716711869

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 89.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.08
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mandelbrot, Benoit B. Author
Published by W. H. Freeman and Company
ISBN 10: 0716711869 ISBN 13: 9780716711865
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. H. Freeman and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110716711869

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 113.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 0.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds