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Mysterious Patterns by Sarah C. Campbell
Apr 01, 2014 | 32 Pages
  • Hardcover $17.99

    Apr 01, 2014 | 32 Pages | 7-10 years

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* “The husband-and-wife team behind Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature (2010) demystify the concept of fractals. . . This fascinating exploration should awaken readers’ powers of observation and appreciation for the intricacies of nature.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

* ” . . . Using clear text and outstanding color photographs, Campbell explores the concept of these unusual shapes. . . An afterword reveals more of Mandlebrot’s background and work, which will be an inspiration to budding scientists/mathematicians.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“. . . this beautifully designed volume is a useful resource and, apparently, the only children’s book devoted to fractals.” —Booklist

“Through examples of what fractals are and what they aren’t, this photo essay introduces a complex mathematical idea in a simple, inviting way. Using a straightforward text and eye-catching photographs, the Campbells start with the familiar: spheres, cones, cylinders–shapes readers can find and readily name in their environments. But then they move on to the more elaborate forms . . . For visual learners, this is a particularly accessible demonstration of an intriguing concept.” —Kirkus Reviews

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