The Colours of Infinity

The Beauty and Power of Fractals

  • Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ian Stewart
    Pages 2-23
  3. Arthur C. Clarke
    Pages 24-37
  4. Benoît Mandelbrot
    Pages 38-57
  5. Michael Barnsley, Louisa Barnsley
    Pages 58-73
  6. Gary William Flake, David M. Pennock
    Pages 88-118
  7. Benoît Mandelbrot
    Pages 120-134
  8. Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon
    Pages 136-143
  9. Arthur C. Clarke
    Pages 144-172
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 173-207

About this book


The groundbreaking documentary accompanying this book (visit is presented by Arthur C Clarke with music by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd. Introduced fifteen years ago, this brought the subject of fractals to the attention of the general public for the first time; since then it has been shown in over fifty countries around the world.

Contributors to the film are joined by other leading experts in this latest edition of ‘The Colours of Infinity’, a comprehensive survey of fractal theory and practice. Incorporating an additional chapter on the money markets by the fractal master himself, Professor Benoit Mandelbrot, the documentary has also been re-mastered providing stunning new fractal animations. A must read for anyone with an interest in the ‘beauty and power of fractals’.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon
    • 1
  1. 1.Gordon Films UKBedfordshireUnited Kingdom

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