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Chaos in Wonderland: Visual Adventures in a Fractal World (1995)
Clifford Pickover
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Contributed by Cliff Pickover

Devoted to a society of mathematicians living in a subterranean chamber of Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter. Status in their societies is determined by the beauty of their fractal dreams. Fractal weapons, chaos theory, the Lyapunov exponent, and strange attractors are featured.

Contributed by John R. Drum

This is a step down from Gleick's Chaos book. It has a similar target audience of those who enjoy science books written for the general public. It is a science fiction novel that introduces basic ideas related to nonlinear dynamics. There is a romantic interaction between a human and an extraterrestrial as a part of the narrative.

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GenreScience Fiction, Didactic,

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