This week I achieved a first in my publishing career when Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. The reviewer wrote that, with the book, we “demystif(ied) the concept of fractals, which mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot used to help understand complicated shapes in nature. “Every fractal shape has smaller parts that look like the whole shape,” explains Campbell, with an illustration of a tree’s dividing branches making the idea instantly clear.”
You can read the full review here.
Another nice notice came from Ingram News and Reviews for the Youth Librarian, an online review site. Ingram is a large distributor of books to bookstores, schools, and libraries. “Campbell and her photographer husband do a fantastic job with photographs and explanations clarifying what these certain patterns are.”
The reviewer recommended the book to math teachers and art teachers. Read the full review here.