This work of Benoît Mandelbrot, known as the “father of fractals”, is the continuation of his essay of 1977, where he raisedthe issue of fractals from seemingly elementary questions that paradoxically seek complex answers.
The work starts by asking, “Why is geometryoften described as cold and dry?”Mandelbrot says, “If you are unable to discover the shape of the cloud, a mountain, a coastline, or a tree because the clouds are spherical, the mountains are cone-shaped, coasts are circular, the trunk of a tree is cylindrical, or lightening is straight, then the existence of these forms representsa challenge: the investigation of the morphology of the amorphous.”
The author develops a new geometry of nature that he applied to a number of fields, which made it possible to describe many of the irregular and fragmented forms of the world that surround us.
The author would say that the term “fractal” is therefore the area of science that has allowed “forms so outrageous” to be described; forms that neither science nor art have found words to describe.
- Title: “The Fractal Geometry of Nature”
- Author: Benoit Mandelbrot
- Publisher: Tusquets Editores, S.A
- Pages: 680
- Format: Paperback
- Language: Spanish
- ISBN: 9788483105498