James Gleick, *Chaos: making a new science*
(Penguin Books, 1988). A highly-readable and popular
book. Makes much of the "scientific revolution" aspect of fractals
and chaos.

Ian Stewart, *Does God Play Dice? * (Blackwell 1989). A
popular but
more mathematical account of fractals and chaos.

Benoit Mandelbrot, *The Fractal Geometry of Nature * (Freeman
1982).
The
book that started it all. Very interesting with lots of material,
but
often hard to understand in depth.

Peitgen, Heinz-Otto et al, *Fractals for the Classroom* (2 vols,
Springer 1992). A text written for high-school teachers and
students.
Packed with interesting ideas. The second volume is more technical.

Robert Devaney, *A First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems*
(Addison-Wesley 1992). An undergraduate-level text on the
mathematics
of discrete dynamical systems; ends with Julia sets and the
Mandelbrot
set.

Heinz-Otto Peitgen and Peter Richter, *The Beauty of Fractals*
(Springer
1986). A summary of what was known about mathematical fractals in
1986, but without proofs. Many color pictures.

Heinz-Otto Peitgen and Dietmar Saupe (ed), *The Science of Fractal
Images *(Springer 1988). Articles by Voss and Saupe (random
fractals),
Devaney (iteration and Julia sets), Peitgen (Julia sets and the
Mandelbrot set), and Barnsley (iterated function systems). Also a
description of the algorithm of Milnor and Thurston to draw the
Mandelbrot set. Many fine pictures. The level is more elementary
than Peitgen and Richter.

Michael Barnsley, *Fractals Everywhere *(Academic Press 1988).
An undergraduate text about iterated function systems. Contains an
introduction to point-set topology and lots of exercises.

Nina Hall (ed), *Exploring Chaos* (Norton 1991). A collection
of essays for the non-specialist from the magazine The New Scientist.

Jens Feder, *Fractals* (Plenum 1988). A more mathematical book
on fractals in the sciences. Well-written.

Michael McGuire, *An Eye for Fractals* (Addison-Wesley 1991).
Brief mathematical descriptions of various fractals are followed by
photographs of similar-looking objects in the natural world.
Thought-provoking with good photographs.

Eliot Porter, *Nature's Chaos* (Viking 1990). Sierra-Club-type
photographs of natural objects which look like fractals. Some text
by Gleick.

Etienne Guyon and H. Eugene Stanley (ed), *Fractal Forms*
(Elsevier 1991). Pictures of fractals in nature. (The captions are
at the end of the book.)

John Briggs, *Fractals, the Patterns of Chaos* (Touchstone
1992). Brief descriptions of fractal and chaotic phenomina with many
fine pictures.