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The Colours of Infinity by Arthur C Clarke & others The Colours of Infinity
THE BEAUTY AND THE POWER OF FRACTALS
by Arthur C Clarke & others
List Price: £19.99
Special price through this site: £17.99
Published in the UK 27 July 2004
234 x 153 mm Paperback with flaps, 160 full colour illustrated pages with a DVD ("region-free", it will play on any machine) of the original documentary with music by David Gilmour PLUS an animated fractal chillout movie 234×153 mm
ISBN: 1904555055
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The world’s foremost names in the field of Fractal Geometry have been gathered for the first time to explain recent developments in the science and application of fractals, the mathematics of roughness, from the Stockmarket to the Web! This fully illustrated book contains a DVD of the groundbreaking documentary film with soundtrack by David Gilmour, PLUS a half hour fractal animation chillout movie.

Contains a DVD of the groundbreaking documentary film with soundtrack by David Gilmour, PLUS a half hour fractal animation chillout movie.

The original documentary - The Colours of Infinity has been screened in over 50 countries. When Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon made it, his enthusiasm brought together a dream team of the world’s founders and leaders of fractal geometry to describe how it has developed. Now Lesmoir-Gordon brings Clarke, Mandelbrot, Barnsley and Stewart together again with some new thinkers to reflect on the many theoretical, practical, commercial and artistic ways in which fractals have developed since the film was made.

Sir Arthur C Clarke presents it. Benoit Mandelbrot, the Belgian mathematician who first coined the term ‘fractal’ and whose equation, the Mandelbrot Set, would reveal the wonder of fractals when fed into a computer, explains how it began. Professor Michael Barnsley, the computer graphics researcher who developed fractal image compression technology, explains the applications of the breakthroughs. Will Rood writes about the Mandelbrot Set and the art of M.C. Escher. Professor Ian Stewart, author of Does God Play Dice? adds his insights into the beautifully simple equation that gives birth to fractals. Dr Gary Flake, head of Yahoo Research Labs, looks into the fractal nature of the Web. Robert Prechter Jr, President of Elliott Wave International, Inc., delves into the fractal, and therefore predictable, shape of stock market prices.

In the back of the book is a DVD of the original documentary with music by David Gilmour PLUS a 30-minute fractal animation to the music of Quintessence.

Arthur C Clarke, original presenter of the film, gives a lucidly simple account of the mathematic of the M-Set.
Benoit Mandelbrot, the Belgian mathematician who discovered the M-Set, explains how it began.
David Gilmour is part of the Pink Floyd.
Prof. Michael Barnsley, the computer graphics researcher who developed fractal image compression technology, gives an overview of the applications of fractals and of the recent breakthroughs.
Mathematician Will Rood graduated in pure maths from Cambridge and now writes software and makes films.
Prof. Ian Stewart, author of Does God Play Dice adds his unique insights.
Dr Gary Flake, Chief Science Officer at Yahoo! Labs, discusses the profoundly fractal nature of the Web.
Robert Prechter Jr is President of Elliott Wave International, Inc. and founder of the Socionomics Institute explains how fractals can help us understand the oscillations of stock markets.
Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon, the producer and director of the film.

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It looks wonderful and I can see that I shall enjoy reading it. The illustrations are especially good. Warmest Congratulations!
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Woolf & the Raverats arrived today in fine condition. We are very pleased with it and look forward to reading the lovely type on fine paper.
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It's a fascinating and, of course, unique book.
Peter Kettle

The publication of these letters in one volume brings into focus an unusually compassionate aspect of Virginia Woolf. Jacques Raverat's lucid, unsentimental letters to Woolf are dictated to his wife, the artist Gwen, as he is dying in France. Very moving, they are a compelling read.
(Henrietta Garnett, great niece of Virginia Woolf and author of Family Skeletons)
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