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Fractal Analysis get a copy of "Fractals and Chaos, an Illustrated Course", by Paul S. Addison... Benoit Mandelbrot's texts are fascinating but it's like reading Homer's Iliad in Victorian era prose. You'll understand what he's saying after a lot of re-reading and pencil scratching.

FastMike,

Fractals are fascinating - especially for people who think spacially. I'll check out Addison. OTOH, it sounds like Mandelbrot must have gone to the same school of writing as Edmund Husserl, the philosopher.

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/husserl/

Here's one of Husserl's easiest and most "pithy" quotes:

To every object there corresponds an ideally closed system of truths that are true of it and, on the other hand, an ideal system of possible cognitive processes by virtue of which the object and the truths about it would be given to any cognitive subject.

Husserl, Edmund. Pure Phenomenology. 1917.

http://www.egs.edu/library/edmund-husserl/quotes/

;-)
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