Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Fractal Mathematics. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Shape: The Hidden Geometry of Information, Biology, Strategy, Democracy, and Everything Else


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

An instant New York Times Bestseller! “Unreasonably entertaining....reveals how geometric thinking can allow for everything from fairer American elections to better pandemic planning.” - The New York Times   From the New York Times -bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong— himself a world-class geometer—a far-ranging exploration of the power of geometry, which turns out to help us think better about practically everything. How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to play Go, and why is learning Go so much easier for them than learning to read a sentence? Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock market? (Sorry, no.) What should your kids learn in school if they really want to learn to think? All these are questions about geometry. For real. If you're like most people, geometry is a sterile and dimly remembered exercise you gladly left behind in the dust of ninth grade, along with your braces and active romantic interest in pop singers. If you recall any of it, it's plodding through a series of miniscule steps only to prove some fact about triangles that was obvious to you in the first place. That's not geometry. Okay, it is geometry, but only a tiny part, which has as much to do with geometry in all its flush modern richness as conjugating a verb has to do with a great novel. Shape reveals the geometry underneath some of the most important scientific, political, and philosophical problems we face. Geometry asks: Where are things? Which things are near each other? How can you get from one thing to another thing? Those are important questions. The word "geometry"comes from the Greek for "measuring the world." If anything, that's an undersell. Geometry doesn't just measure the world—it explains it. Shape shows us how.

  • Author: Jordan Ellenberg
  • Publisher: Penguin Press (May 25, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1984879059
  • Dimensions: 6.31 x 1.06 x 9.52 inches

                 

2. The Biology of Belief 10th Anniversary Edition: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

This 10th-anniversary edition of Bruce Lipton’s best-selling book The Biology of Belief has been updated to bolster the book’s central premise with the latest scientific discoveries—and there have been a lot in the last decade. The Biology of Belie f is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology. Former medical school professor and research scientist Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., presents his experiments, and those of other leading-edge scientists, which examine in great detail the mechanisms by which cells receive and process information. The implications of this research radically change our understanding of life, showing that genes and DNA do not control our biology; instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. This profoundly hopeful synthesis of the latest and best research in cell biology and quantum physics has been hailed as a major breakthrough, showing that our bodies can be changed as we retrain our thinking.

  • Author: Bruce H. Lipton
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc.; 10th Anniversary ed. edition (October 11, 2016)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1401952471
  • Dimensions: 6.06 x 0.83 x 8.94 inches

                 

3. Chaos: Making a New Science


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

The million-copy bestseller by National Book Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist James Gleick— the author of  Time Travel: A History —that reveals the science behind chaos theory A work of popular science in the tradition of Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan, this 20th-anniversary edition of James Gleick’s groundbreaking bestseller Chaos introduces a whole new readership to chaos theory, one of the most significant waves of scientific knowledge in our time. From Edward Lorenz’s discovery of the Butterfly Effect, to Mitchell Feigenbaum’s calculation of a universal constant, to Benoit Mandelbrot’s concept of fractals, which created a new geometry of nature, Gleick’s engaging narrative focuses on the key figures whose genius converged to chart an innovative direction for science. In Chaos , Gleick makes the story of chaos theory not only fascinating but also accessible to beginners, and opens our eyes to a surprising new view of the universe.

  • Author: James Gleick
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 20th Anniversary ed. edition (August 26, 2008)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-0143113454
  • Dimensions: 1.3 x 5.5 x 8.4 inches

                 

4. Color By Number Dazzling Patterns - Anti Anxiety Coloring Book For Adults BLACK BACKGROUND: For Relaxation and Meditation


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

2021 New Release - 25 Unique and Dazzling Patterns ! This is the beautiful Midnight Edition of our Dazzling Patterns Color by Number Coloring Book For Adults- on black paper with black lines! If you know our books, and don’t love coloring in the white lines of the mosaics (which can be very detailed), this is the book for you! All the lines are already filled in in black! Enjoy hours of therapeutic coloring with detailed geometric patterns that you will love! This book includes , and more - with lots of detail to color! If you’re looking for a soothing way to relieve stress and lower anxiety, then this gorgeous black background color by number coloring book is perfect! Why You will Love This Colour By Number Book Gorgeous Illustrations. You will get 25 beautiful, unique hand drawn patterns to enjoy in this book. Bonus Images. There are extra BONUS color by number puzzle pages from some of our other books to enjoy! Single Sided Images. Each image is printed on high-quality 8.5x11 paper and every drawing is followed by a blank sheet of paper so you never have to worry about tearing individual images out of the book. Single sided pages are great for framing! Beautiful Mosaic Look. Mystery mosaic images look like gorgeous stained glass or stencil drawing shapes when finished Use Any Coloring Tool. You can use colored pencils, gel pens, markers, paint, ink, watercolor, sharpies, Crayola crayon- any type of coloring tool you like! Simple Color Palette. You choose: Follow the easy numbered color tool provided at the back of the book, or get creative with your own color palette. There are 25 colors used in this book specially designed to match most marker and colored pencil sets! Great for All Skill Levels. Simple and fun coloring book for adults, kids, teens- perfect for all ages! Both beginners and advanced artists will love this style! Good For The Mind. Color-By-Numbers books are simple to color for beginners, seniors, people with alzheimers, and elderly artists- they’re great brain games! Meditative and Relaxing. Color-By-Number patterns are easy coloring activities for mindfulness, meditation, color therapy and peace Fantastic Gift Idea. if you’re looking for a great gift for a patterns lover in your life, this is the perfect book of beautiful patterns! Or buy this book for yourself! Coloring books make great gifts for any holiday or special occasion, such as a birthday gift, Christmas present or stocking stuffer, Valentines Day gift, Mothers Day or Fathers Day gift, Easter basket, Anniversary gift, Graduation gift, and much more! Treat your loved ones, or yourself! Scroll up to buy now and get your copy instantly!

  • Author: Color Questopia
  • Publisher: Color Questopia (June 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1954883284
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

                 

5. Math Art: Truth, Beauty, and Equations


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

From geometry in motion to the possibilities of pi, this stunning volume reveals how art has been inspired by the beauty and poetry of mathematical principles.   The worlds of visual art and mathematics come together in this spectacular volume by award-winning writer Stephen Ornes. He explores the growing sensation of math art, presenting more than 80 pieces, including a crocheted, colorful representation of non-Euclidian geometry that looks like sea coral and a 65-ton, 28-foot-tall bronze sculpture covered in a space-filling curve. For each work, we get the artist’s story followed by accessible and thought-provoking explanations of the mathematical concept and equations behind the art. From 3D-printed objects that give real form to abstract mathematical theories, to mystic fractals, to Andy Warhol as a solution to the Traveling Salesman Problem, these artworks embody some of strangest, most beautiful relationships among numbers and across dimensions.

  • Author: Stephen Ornes
  • Publisher: Sterling; Illustrated edition (April 16, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics
  • ISBN: 978-1454930440
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches

                 



6. Altar of Eden: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

Baghdad falls . . . and armed men are seen looting the city zoo. Amid a hail of bullets, a concealed underground lab is ransacked--and something horrific is set loose upon the world. Seven years later, Louisiana state veterinarian Lorna Polk investigates an abandoned shipwrecked fishing trawler carrying exotic caged animals, part of a black market smuggling ring. But there is something disturbingly wrong with these beasts--each an unsettling mutation of the natural order, all sharing one uncanny trait: incredibly heightened intelligence. Joining forces with U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jack Menard--a man who shares with her a dark and bloody past--Lorna sets out to uncover the truth about this strange cargo and the terrorist threat it poses. Because a beast escaped the shipwreck and is running amok--and what is about to be born upon the altar of Eden could threaten not only the future of the world but the very foundation of what it means to be human.

  • Author: James Rollins
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Reprint edition (December 10, 2009)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction

                 

7. Patterns of the Universe: A Coloring Adventure in Math and Beauty


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

An ingenious coloring book that reveals math’s hidden beauty—and contemplative power—as never before Publisher's note: Patterns of the Universe was previously published under the title Snowflake, Seashell, Star . Contemplate the Patterns of the Universe as you color! Math is at the heart of many natural wonders and has an abstract beauty all its own—in the silhouette of a snowflake, the spiral seeds of a sunflower, and the symmetry of the Sri Yantra mandala. From the 4-D hypercube that casts a starlike shadow, to the infinite pattern of Penrose tiles that never perfectly repeats, these 57 exquisite designs reveal their secrets as you fill them with color. Art becomes an act of discovery—no math knowledge is required! In the bonus Creating section, as you join dots, flip coins, and follow other simple steps, 12 surprising images will emerge before your eyes. This is an adventure for all ages—and a treasure for artists in Numberland!

  • Author: Alex Bellos
  • Publisher: The Experiment; Illustrated edition (December 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 978-1615193233
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 8.4 inches

                 

8. Scale: The Universal Laws of Life, Growth, and Death in Organisms, Cities, and Companies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

"This is science writing as wonder and as inspiration." — The Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in. Visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term “complexity” can be misleading, however, because what makes West’s discoveries so beautiful is that he has found an underlying simplicity that unites the seemingly complex and diverse phenomena of living systems, including our bodies, our cities and our businesses. Fascinated by aging and mortality, West applied the rigor of a physicist to the biological question of why we live as long as we do and no longer. The result was astonishing, and changed science: West found that despite the riotous diversity in mammals, they are all, to a large degree, scaled versions of each other. If you know the size of a mammal, you can use scaling laws to learn everything from how much food it eats per day, what its heart-rate is, how long it will take to mature, its lifespan, and so on. Furthermore, the efficiency of the mammal’s circulatory systems scales up precisely based on weight: if you compare a mouse, a human and an elephant on a logarithmic graph, you find with every doubling of average weight, a species gets 25% more efficient—and lives 25% longer. Fundamentally, he has proven, the issue has to do with the fractal geometry of the networks that supply energy and remove waste from the organism’s body. West’s work has been game-changing for biologists, but then he made the even bolder move of exploring his work’s applicability. Cities, too, are constellations of networks and laws of scalability relate with eerie precision to them. Recently, West has applied his revolutionary work to the business world. This investigation has led to powerful insights into why some companies thrive while others fail. The implications of these discoveries are far-reaching, and are just beginning to be explored. Scale is a thrilling scientific adventure story about the elemental natural laws that bind us together in simple but profound ways. Through the brilliant mind of Geoffrey West, we can envision how cities, companies and biological life alike are dancing to the same simple, powerful tune.

  • Author: Geoffrey West
  • Genre: Science & Math, Biological Sciences

                 

9. Star, Branch, Spiral, Fan: Learn to Draw from Nature's Perfect Design Structures


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

True beauty is found in nature, making this the perfect sketch book for your art inspiration! As if being responsible for dazzling sunsets and the aurora borealis were not enough, nature is also guardian to the universal principals of design. With mathematical perfection, its recurring structures seem to magically adapt as they show up in hundreds of ways: the radial star at the center of snowflakes, fruits and flowers, and the arms of starfish; spirals at the heart of nautilus shells, unfurling plants, and swirling storm systems. Borrowing the beauty of nature's forms can help you create beautiful artwork. Observing the structure of nature's forms can help you to be a better designer. The inspiration is limitless. Nature's design magic is a balancing act found in its perfect ratios. The sections of this sketchbook--Star, Branch, Spiral, and Fan--focus on four of those disceptively simple design principles and why they work. Author/artist Yellena James uses her own nature-based drawings to guide readers toward looking closely at each design form and the places where it occurs. Readers will discover ways to use each form in their own artwork, realistically, abstractly, or as motifs in repeat borders and patterns. In a non-academic fashion, the text explains nature's beautiful balances, and the art of using them when you draw and design.

  • Author: Yellena James
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2017)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1631591495
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 0.5 x 9.25 inches

                 

10. The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Fractal Mathematics - August 2021

Benoit B. Mandelbrot, one of the century’s most influential mathematicians, is world-famous for making mathematical sense of a fact everybody knows but that geometers from Euclid on down had never assimilated: Clouds are not round, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not smooth. To these classic lines we can now add another example: Markets are not the safe bet your broker may claim. In his first book for a general audience, Mandelbrot, with co-author Richard L. Hudson, shows how the dominant way of thinking about the behavior of markets-a set of mathematical assumptions a century old and still learned by every MBA and financier in the world-simply does not work. As he did for the physical world in his classic The Fractal Geometry of Nature , Mandelbrot here uses fractal geometry to propose a new, more accurate way of describing market behavior. The complex gyrations of IBM’s stock price and the dollar-euro exchange rate can now be reduced to straightforward formulae that yield a far better model of how risky they are. With his fractal tools, Mandelbrot has gotten to the bottom of how financial markets really work, and in doing so, he describes the volatile, dangerous (and strangely beautiful) properties that financial experts have never before accounted for. The result is no less than the foundation for a new science of finance.  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Benoit Mandelbrot
  • Genre: Science & Math, Mathematics, Applied, Statistics