Random House New Releases - Mathematics - Geometry - Non-Euclideanhttp://www.randomhouse.com/category/www.randomhouse.com2006-03-13T11:23:00-05:00Gateway to The Heavens by Karen L. Frenchwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781780286815"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9781780286815" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9781780286815">Gateway to The Heavens</a> How geometric shapes, patterns and symbols form our reality<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=187744">Karen L. French</a></h3><b>Trade Paperback</b>, 240 pages | Watkins Publishing | Body, Mind & Spirit - Unexplained Phenomena; Religion - Religion & Science; Mathematics - Geometry - Non-Euclidean | <b>$19.95</b> | 978-1-78028-681-5 (1-78028-681-3)<p>Simple geometric shapes and symbols combine to make the universal, powerful, sacred model Karen French calls Gateway to the Heavens. In this book, French explains the meaning and purpose of these shapes, how they mold our reality and perception of it and how they have a direct bearing on what you are and why you are here. These shapes and symbols contain messages that have been consistently represented in religion, philosophy, mythology, mysticism, the arts and sciences. Their messages are built into our genetic make-up and we recogniZe them instinctively. <br><br>The book is divided up into 3 parts. Part 1 covers the properties of the basic geometric shapes and numbers. Part 2 describes how these, in turn, form layers of construction, creating principals that are fundamental to the purpose of the universe; the spiral sustains reality, the cross highlighting the central point of existence and the heart is where we weigh up our choices. Part 3 describes how we can use these principals to create positive change in our lives by helping us to expand our awareness of reality.</p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97817802868152014-05-20T00:30:00-05:00The Fractalist by Benoit Mandelbrotwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307377357"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307377357" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307377357">The Fractalist</a> Memoir of a Scientific Maverick<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=83832">Benoit Mandelbrot</a></h3><b>Hardcover</b>, 352 pages | Pantheon | Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology; Mathematics - History; Mathematics - Geometry - Non-Euclidean | <b>$30.00</b> | 978-0-307-37735-7 (0-307-37735-0)<p><p>A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world.<br><br>Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved our understanding of, among other things, financial variability and erratic physical phenomena. In <i>The Fractalist,</i> Mandelbrot recounts the high points of his life with exuberance and an eloquent fluency, deepening our understanding of the evolution of his extraordinary mind. We begin with his early years: born in Warsaw in 1924 to a Lithuanian Jewish family, Mandelbrot moved with his family to Paris in the 1930s, where he was mentored by an eminent mathematician uncle. During World War II, as he stayed barely one step ahead of the Nazis until France was liberated, he studied geometry on his own and dreamed of using it to solve fresh, real-world problems. We observe his unusually broad education in Europe, and later at Caltech, Princeton, and MIT. We learn about his thirty-five-year affiliation with IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center and his association with Harvard and Yale. An outsider to mainstream scientific research, he managed to do what others had thought impossible: develop a new geometry that combines revelatory beauty with a radical way of unfolding formerly hidden laws governing utter roughness, turbulence, and chaos. <br><br>Here is a remarkable story of both the man’s life and his unparalleled contributions to science, mathematics, and the arts.</p></p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803073773572012-10-30T00:30:00-05:00The Fractalist by Benoit Mandelbrotwww.randomhouse.com<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307378606"><img align="right" src="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/catalog_cover.pperl?9780307378606" border="1"/></a><h3><a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307378606">The Fractalist</a> Memoir of a Scientific Maverick<br/><b>Written by</b> <a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=83832">Benoit Mandelbrot</a></h3><b>eBook</b>, 352 pages | Vintage | Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology; Mathematics - History; Mathematics - Geometry - Non-Euclidean | <b>$11.99</b> | 978-0-307-37860-6 (0-307-37860-8)<p><p>A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world.<br><br>Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved our understanding of, among other things, financial variability and erratic physical phenomena. In <i>The Fractalist,</i> Mandelbrot recounts the high points of his life with exuberance and an eloquent fluency, deepening our understanding of the evolution of his extraordinary mind. We begin with his early years: born in Warsaw in 1924 to a Lithuanian Jewish family, Mandelbrot moved with his family to Paris in the 1930s, where he was mentored by an eminent mathematician uncle. During World War II, as he stayed barely one step ahead of the Nazis until France was liberated, he studied geometry on his own and dreamed of using it to solve fresh, real-world problems. We observe his unusually broad education in Europe, and later at Caltech, Princeton, and MIT. We learn about his thirty-five-year affiliation with IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center and his association with Harvard and Yale. An outsider to mainstream scientific research, he managed to do what others had thought impossible: develop a new geometry that combines revelatory beauty with a radical way of unfolding formerly hidden laws governing utter roughness, turbulence, and chaos. <br><br>Here is a remarkable story of both the man’s life and his unparalleled contributions to science, mathematics, and the arts.</p></p><br clear="all">http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=97803073786062012-10-30T00:30:00-05:00