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1 Pickover, Clifford A. Computers and the Imagination: Visual Adventures Beyond the Edge
0312061315 / 9780312061319; Recent books by James Gleick, Martin Gardner, and Benoit Mandelbrot have made the topics of Chaos theory and fractals an integral part of the terrain for the computer literate. They have shown the revolutionizing role of the visualization of complex mathematical data. Computers and the Imagination pushes the adventure one step further. It examines the manifold ways in which visualization transforms how we both perceive and understand the world around us. This book includes a range of topics from the how-to construction of artificial spider webs to pain-inducing patterns to computer-generated poetry. Well illustrated with eight pages of color photos. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
St. Martin's Press
New York, NY, 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs and Diagrams; 
003761; 
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2 Pickover, Clifford A. Computers Pattern Chaos and Beauty: Graphics from an Unseen World
0312041233 / 9780312041236; With a combination of text and stunning computer-generated images, Pickover reveals an entirely new way of seeing. It is in the field of advanced computer graphics that he finds themes from high-level mathematics and chaos theory to philosophy, art and aesthetics, all interweaving in a unique and beautiful synthesis of science and art. Well illustrated with eight pages of color photographs, glossary and index. The jacket has very light wear at the spine bottom. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
St. Martin's Press
New York, NY, 1990, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Illustrations; 
003763; 
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3 Pickover, Clifford A. Mazes for the Mind: Computers and the Unexpected
0312081650 / 9780312081652; Clifford A. Pickover's new book takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride through an unpredictable and exciting universe of computers, games, puzzles, mazes, and computer art. In chapters such as "My Computer Esophagus, " "Feminism and Fractals, " and "Lava Lamps in the 21st Century, " Pickover surprises and challenges with over 200 of his renowned computer-generated images. He offers puzzles inspired by those dating back several centuries from several civilizations - some of which are deceptively easy and others fiendishly difficult. None requires specialized knowledge, and all are designed to stimulate creativity. With an emphasis on simple fun, artists, puzzle-solvers and all levels of computer enthusiasts are sure to appreciate this sheer delight. Includes index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
St Martins Pr
New York, NY, 1992, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs and Diagrams; 
003762; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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