*The Fractal Geometry of Nature*

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Author | Benoît Mandelbrot |
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Country | United States |

Language | English |

Subject | Mathematics |

Publisher | W. H. Freeman and Co. |

Publication date | 1982 |

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ISBN | 0-7167-1186-9 |

* The Fractal Geometry of Nature* is a 1982 book by the Franco-American mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot.

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## Overview[edit]

*The Fractal Geometry of Nature* is a revised and enlarged version of his 1977 book entitled *Fractals: Form, Chance and Dimension*, which in turn was a revised, enlarged, and translated version of his 1975 French book, *Les Objects Fractals: Forme, Hasard et Dimension*. *American Scientist* put the book in its one hundred books of 20th century science.^{[3]}

As technology has improved mathematically accurate, computer-drawn fractals have become more detailed. Early drawings were low-resolution black and white; later drawings were higher resolution and in color. Many examples were created by programmers working with Mandelbrot, primarily at IBM Research. These visualizations have added to persuasiveness of the books and their impact on the scientific community.^{[citation needed]}

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## References[edit]

**^**"THE FRACTAL GEOMETRY OF NATURE". us.macmillan.com. Retrieved 12 October 2018.**^**"The Fractal Geometry of Nature by Benoît B. Mandelbrot".*Goodreads*. goodreads.com. Retrieved 25 October 2016.**^**100 or so Books that shaped a Century of Science » American Scientist