Introducing Fractals: A Graphic Guide


  • Author: Nigel Lesmoir Gordon , Will Rood , Ralph Edney
  • Publisher: Icon Books pvt Ltd
  • ISBN-13: 9781848310872
  • Pages: 174
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Year of Pub / Reprint Year: 2009


About The Book

Fractal Geometry is the geometry of the natural world – animal, vegetable and mineral. It’s about the broken, wrinkled, wiggly world – the uneven shapes of nature, unlike the idealized forms of Euclidean geometry. We see fractals everywhere; indeed we are fractal! Fractal Geometry is an extension of classical geometry. Using computers, it can make precise models of physical structures – from ferns to galaxies. Fractal geometry is a new language. Once you speak it, you can describe the shape of cloud as precisely as an architect can describe a house.

About The Author

NIGEL LESMOIR-GORDON has published poems and short stories in the U.K., the U.S., and France. He formed his first film production company in 1976, and worked for Donovan, Pink Floyd, 10cc, Joe Cocker, Wings and Leo Sayer. Gordon Films UK was formed in 1995 to produce the award-winning television documentary The Colours of Infinity. His first book was Introducing Fractal Geometry.

Edney was trained as a mathematician, and has worked as a teacher, journalist and political cartoonist.