*The Colours of Infinity* — A Review

#### Posted by Tom Leinster

Horribly late — sorry, Fernando! — I just sent in a review of *The Colours of Infinity*, a popular book on fractals. It’s for the online reviews of the Mathematical Association of America.

It’s not entirely complimentary. You could also call it unfair: I’ve judged the book by its interest to mathematicians (because that’s what I was asked to do), whereas it plainly wasn’t written for that readership. You can read my review here, and for balance you can read some much more positive reviews at Amazon.

For the first time ever, I’ve used a Creative Commons licence. I’ve been interested for a while in finding out about Creative Commons licences, and I thought I’d take the plunge by using one on something of relatively low importance. Call it jumping in at the shallow end.

Creative Commons has a range of licences, depending on factors such as whether you want to allow commercial use of your work and whether you want to allow other people to modify it. They have a handy licence chooser. For this review, I decided to use the most liberal licence: so in the unlikely event that you want to rewrite my review and sell it, you’re free to do so.

Posted at April 26, 2011 11:52 PM UTC
## Re: The Colours of Infinity — A Review

I MADE A DERIVATIVE WORK