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Under The Microscope

NATURE'S CHAOS, photographs by Eliot Porter, text by James Gleick; Cardinal, 1991; 126 pp; $39.95

This is a really nice coffee table book. Popular science author Gleick has teamed up with nature photographer Porter to present a delicious visual feast.

The ever-branching, shrinking, repeating, self-similar nature of nature is depicted in ice from Black Island, rock from the Galpagos and thorns from Africa.

No Mandelbrots here, just animals, vegetables and minerals illustrating how maths is reflected in the real world.

Phil Anderson, NZSM