Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature

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Astra Young Readers
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11.2 X 8.6 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author
Sarah C. Campbell creates picture books with facts and photographs. Her latest book, Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature, explains a simple number pattern and explores the ways it shows up in nature. Her first book, Wolfsnail: A Backyard Predator was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book and an ALSC Notable Children's Book. She partners with her husband, Richard, to take the photographs for her books. They live with their three sons in Jackson, MS. Visit
★ "This fascinating exploration should awaken readers' powers of observation and appreciation for the intricacies of nature." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

★ "Using clear text and outstanding color photographs, Campbell explores the concept of these unusual shapes. . . An afterword reveals more of Mandlebrot's background and work, which will be an inspiration to budding scientists/mathematicians." --School Library Journal, starred review

"This beautifully designed volume is a useful resource and, apparently, the only children's book devoted to fractals." --Booklist

"Through examples of what fractals are and what they aren't, this photo essay introduces a complex mathematical idea in a simple, inviting way. Using a straightforward text and eye-catching photographs, the Campbells start with the familiar: spheres, cones, cylinders--shapes readers can find and readily name in their environments. But then they move on to the more elaborate forms . . . For visual learners, this is a particularly accessible demonstration of an intriguing concept." --Kirkus Reviews