## Discovery of Cosmic FractalsThis is the first book to present the fascinating new results on the largest fractal structures in the universe. It guides the reader, in a simple way, to the frontiers of astronomy, explaining how fractals appear in cosmic physics, from our solar system to the megafractals in deep space. It also offers a personal view of the history of the idea of self-similarity and of cosmological principles, from Plato's ideal architecture of the heavens to Mandelbrot's fractals in the modern physical cosmos. In addition, this invaluable book presents the great fractal debate in astronomy (after Luciano Pietronero's first fractal analysis of the galaxy universe), which illustrates how new concepts and deeper observations reveal unexpected aspects of Nature. |

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User Review - fpagan - LibraryThingGood account of astronomy and cosmology, providing a platform for the authors' agendas of claiming that galaxies are arranged in a fractal structure (thus challenging the usual Cosmological Principle) and lauding the accomplishments of little-known Scandinavian astronomers. Read full review

### Contents

The birth of cosmological principles | 3 |

The gate into cosmic order | 21 |

The Paradoxal Universe of Sir Isaac | 41 |

protofractals | 53 |

The new world of relativity and quantum forces | 69 |

Gravity the enigmatic creator of order | 89 |

The law of redshift in the kingdom of galaxies | 109 |

The triumph of uniformity in cosmology | 129 |

Expansion and curvature of space | 193 |

from dream to science | 215 |

The charm of selfsimilarity | 229 |

planets stardust dark haloes | 247 |

Redshift the quiet cosmographer | 269 |

Fractal structure of the galaxy universe | 295 |

The Origins of Megafractals | 329 |

Appendix A | 359 |

The mysterious singularity | 151 |

Dark matter the grey eminence | 171 |

Dark energy the new emperor | 183 |

The classical electron and gravitational radiuses | 360 |

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